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Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Knight, Croft 1978
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Do not park in the residential neighborhood! Park in the designated lot Details

Description

A bouldery low crux leads to a nice technical finger crack.

Location

The route starts on the upper tier of the smoke bluff wall.

Protection

Standard rack to 3/4 in.

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Joshua Thompson
Seattle, Washington
  5.10b/c
Joshua Thompson   Seattle, Washington
  5.10b/c
I'm 5'6" and I seriously struggled with the start. I know a lot of people will disagree, but for me it was harder than a 10-. If I was wearing brand new Miura's with a crispy new toe, it would have helped. Even though I struggled with the first few feet, the climb is awesome! Jul 17, 2017
at 5'4" i found the start to be extremely puzzling. short person beta:


reach your right hand around the side to find two small sidepulls, then put your left hand in the shallow crack and bear hug the rock up until you can reach the hand jam in the first deep part of the crack. Aug 1, 2015
SHOPE Christian
Corvallis, OR
 
SHOPE Christian   Corvallis, OR
 
Don't be worried about having enough cams, I only placed two and used nuts for the rest of the route. May 23, 2014
Mark van Eijk
  5.10b
Mark van Eijk  
  5.10b
I imagine it helps to be tall for the start, but I still wouldn't call the opening moves 10a. When compared to other local benchmarks for the grade (p1 of exasperator, the zip) this is certainly a step up in difficulty. Felt harder than the start to seasoned in the sun to me. Difficulties definitely fade after the first 10 feet, but the climbing is still very fun. Jul 10, 2013
Adrian Lazar
  5.10a
Adrian Lazar  
  5.10a
I think this is more of a .10a climb as Squamish Guide suggests. This grade would be appropriate for this gem of a climb, even for shorter ppl like me@5'7'' :) as the climb eases off after the bouldery start. Jun 21, 2012
brat
  5.10b
brat  
  5.10b
Might be easier than .10b if you're taller. Jul 6, 2009