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Beginner's Route T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Bolt Route T,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dihedral T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Dynamite Cave V4 6B
Dynamite Crack V1 5
Dynamite Traverse V2 5+
Fir Tree Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fir Tree Overhang T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Fractured Seam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Jamcrack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Left Corner T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mine Kampf T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Mossy Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Mossy Face T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Overhang T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Right Corner T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shattered Slab T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, TR, 65 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Floyd Hayes on Oct 27, 2008
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Mt. St. Helena Crags - Fire Damage from Fall 2017 Details


NOTE: THE RIGHT SIDE OF AN OVERHANGING BLOCK FELL DURING THE WINTER OF 2017-2018 (see photos). Start at Left Corner. About 15 feet up move left and climb the jagged arete (formerly a crack) where the block right of the edge fell, then wander up the face just left of the arete toward the bolt, traverse left below the bolt and climb the face several feet left of the bolt to an anchor at the top. The new crux comprises a few thin face moves just above the overhang.

FOR THOSE WONDERING WHAT YOU MISSED BEFORE THE OVERHANGING BLOCK FELL, HERE IS MY ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: Start at the obvious right-facing arch. About 15 feet up, climb left over the overhanging arch on good holds in a crack on the face, then wander up the face to the left of Bolt Route or finish on Bolt Route. If leading, the overhang is well protected by a double sling around the large block beneath the arch and a small cam in a solid crack between hand holds on the face. The overhang is much easier than it appears. The anchor is shared with Left Corner.


1 set of cams up to 2 inches and a double sling. If top-roping, use gear set up the anchor to the left of the chains atop Left Corner. Top-roping directly from the chains may result in a nasty pendulum.


Floyd Hayes  
Below the overhang a jug for the right hand is very loose but isn't necessary. As you reach left over the overhang the closest flake is also loose, but there are more solid hand holds (and a solid crack for a cam if leading) just a few inches to the left. Nov 12, 2009
Floyd Hayes  
The loose flake at the crux is now gone, probably pulled off by a climber. It's now a longer reach to the crack and harder to lead. Before it was 5.8/5.9, now it's more solid 5.9, but harder if you're short (I'm 5'10"). Jun 8, 2015
Floyd Hayes  
After the right side of the overhang collapsed the route can still be climbed. Climbing the sharp right edge of the overhang is now 5.7 and the crux is thin 5.9 face climbing above, just left of the right arete. Leading the climb is still possible but more dangerous (rated R or X). Mar 14, 2017

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