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24 Hour Buccaneer T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bob and Doris T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Deal with it Ranger T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Freedom Fighter T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Higher Learning T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Just Say No S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Just Say No to With Apologies to Walter B T,S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Kunselman's Physics T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Let's Barbecue T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Like Honey T,S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Mini Air Dangler T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Narrow Arrow Direct T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Narrow Arrow Overhang T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Natural Log Cabin T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Path of Righteousness T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Quarry Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Salad Fingers T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Shirley T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Shirley You Can't Be Serious T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Tatoosh T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thin Fingers T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Voyage of the Majestic Glass-eyed Tuna T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
With Apologies to Walter B T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 110 ft
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Shared By: Scott W on May 27, 2008
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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2017 Seasonal Raptor Closure: UTW from waterfall to Golden Arch Details

Description

Good gear the whole way, bring a good sized rack with a full set of stoppers and doubles in the finger sized pieces. Lots of finger-locking up corners. Finishes on steep holds just above a recently cut stump. Great climb!

update:7/31/2011- The stump has been removed thanks to the valiant efforts of Chris Hensen. This route used to be called Free at Last, now it's just Tatoosh. If instead of going up the dihedral, you break right half way up and head up the offwidth, it links into P2 of the original Tatoosh route(4 pitches long, goes all way the to the top of the wall). There's fun climbing on the original Tatoosh, really fun actually. I tried to clean it up a few years ago, but it was a FUNNEL of debris. I dug out the cracks on the upper pitches and loosed tons of blocks, but I imagine the 5.2 section getting to them is still packed with dirt.

Location

Starts 3 feet right of Thin Fingers on the recently brushed dihedral.

Protection

Standard rack up to 2" inches, doubles in finger sized gear.

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Thought it was quite a bit harder than toxic shock, the lie back of toxic shock is bomber fingers (.5-.4) and this has a lot more .3 (x4) and reaches where the crack is too small for my fingers, maybe if you have small fingers its easier? Either way super fun, eats nuts and cams in the smaller sizes (especially .3 and a section of .5) Jul 13, 2016
What used to be two pitches is now one 35m pitch.

Lots of lieback fingers. Feeling near my limit, I used triple 0.2-0.5 camalots (nuts would work some places). Didn't find anything larger than #1 camalot.

To me no move (including Free At Last 10b) felt harder than the crux of Toxic Shock lieback (supposedly 5.9). But Tatoosh is much longer and fairly sustained. Free At Last 10b may be finger size dependent.

The move to clip the bolt 5m off the ground is protectable with good but awkwardly located cams. Should work better for 6-footers.

Save 10mm gear (0.2 camalots) for the 10b part. There are ledges to fall on, but the crack takes gear every few feet. Jun 19, 2016
rohanbk
Seattle, WA
  5.10b
rohanbk   Seattle, WA
  5.10b
One can also place a pretty good #0.5 cam in a slot a few feet below the bolt before making the moves up to the bolt. It's pretty heady since there is the possibility of decking, but if you trust your feet, you'll be fine :) Aug 24, 2014
If one is unsure about the moves and/or gear before the first bolt, it is possible to cheat the start by scrambling in from climber's right to the ledge above the bolt. Jun 5, 2014
Jessica T
seattle, wa
  5.10a
Jessica T   seattle, wa
  5.10a
Beautiful route, long and Technical fun. Sep 30, 2011
Sherri Lewis
Sequim, WA
 
Sherri Lewis   Sequim, WA
 
This is one of my favorite routes at Index. A rewarding mix of crack, technical stemming, and a little chimney/offwidth thrown in for good measure. Aug 11, 2011
The description and name of this route seem to agree with Darryl Cramer's Sky Valley Rock, although it is now nice and clean.

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This route seems to be what the Cummins Guide calls "Free at Last, 5.10b R".

Either way, a fun route! Jul 17, 2009
Eric8
Maynard, MA
  5.9
Eric8   Maynard, MA
  5.9
Although this route may have been 10b before it was cleaned; with the bolt and the removal of the stump/major cleaning it feels like the easiest 10 at index... Apr 19, 2009
You need a 70m rope to rap/lower/TR this one. You can swing over to intermediate anchors on Thin fingers to get back to the ground if you only have a 60m. Dec 21, 2008