Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Matt Richardson on Jun 25, 2008
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Description

Follow a nice hand crack up off of a block. The crack itself will peter out as the angle eases up about 15 to 20' up. Getting onto the low angle portion of this route will be the crux. I placed a hex here, trying to save larger cams for what looked like a 3" horizontal crack above, the next place for good gear. As it turned out, all of the cracks above the start were flaring with no great opportunity for pro and I ended up running it out to the top on 5.4 ground.

This route is over after the first 20' or so. Dave Bingham gave this route a star in his 2000 guide, but it is probably worth doing only if you are in the area for another route.

Location

This route is located on the west side of Owl Rock. It is the first route to the right of Owl Roof.

Protection

Some hand size pieces for the lower section and maybe you can fiddle an Alien somewhere in the flaring sections up high. Rap from anchors at the top of this route.

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Drederek
Olympia, WA
  5.7
Drederek   Olympia, WA
  5.7
thought the 8 to the right of this was much better. Sep 20, 2010
Jason Funk
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Jason Funk   Salt Lake City, UT
 
Climbed this to setup up a top rope on the 8 to the right as well. Noticed that midway up the crack near the wider section there is a watermelon size chunk of the flake that is fractured almost completely around and seems suspect. At the time a group was below me and I wasn't about to mess with it on lead. The part i'm talking about can be climbed around and safely avoided... just a heads up. Jul 16, 2014
Petsfed
Laramie, WY
  5.6
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
  5.6
All of the 5.7 is before you get your first piece in, within the first 8 feet of climbing. After that, its not difficult. The upper hand crack is a hoot, but over way too fast. Agreed, not a destination climb, but certainly a good warmup for the crag.
I used nothing smaller than a .75 camalot, and nothing larger than 3. Jun 28, 2015