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Through the Smoke

5.9, Sport, 40 ft (12 m),  Avg: 2.6 from 171 votes
FA: Jim Thurmond 1987
Illinois > Jackson Falls > C. N Falls > E Spleef Peak


water grooves to knobs and jugs


12 ft. left of Blue Smoke


4 QD + anchors

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John K leading "Through the Smoke"
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Through the Smoke 5.9
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Jackson Falls, not sure what route...
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Billy Arthur
St. Louis
[Hide Comment] taken 5/2018 Aug 31, 2018
Ian C
[Hide Comment] shares the anchor for rattler. a little bit run-out after the 4th bolt, but it is easy climbing. Nov 19, 2018
Joe Ernest
Woodstock, IL
[Hide Comment] This is not a super hard climb, but one of the coolest 5.9 routes I have been on. The dual folds/seams that run up the face of the rock look like smoke, also making for possibly one of the coolest looking 5.9's in the park. Nov 22, 2020