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Routes in Great Northern Slab

Air Over Aries S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Aries (aka The Lizard) T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Blockbuster T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Breakfast of Champions T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Great Northern Slab T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Let's Go Bowling T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Libra Crack T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Marginal Karma T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nick O' Time T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
On the Verge S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pisces T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pretty Vacant S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Roger's Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sickle Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sonic Reducer S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Strength Through Bowling T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sugar Bear T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Taurus T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Terminal Preppie T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Voyage to the Bottom of the Verge T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Jon Nelson, Greg Olsen, Russell Erickson
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2017 Seasonal Raptor Closure: UTW from waterfall to Golden Arch Details

Description

Left of Terminal Preppie and Pretty Vacant is this line of 7 bolts. The crux is encountered amongst the first three bolts. Despite the low angle, expect to pull hard on small holds. The author of the most recent guidebook, Darryl Cramer, calls it "...an example of truly difficult low angle slab climbing." (Sky Valley Rock, 1999) That pretty much sums it up. The rest of the climb is 5.10 and is very enjoyable.

Location

The slab left of Roger's Corner contains three classy slab climbs: Terminal Preppie, Pretty Vacant, and Sonic Reducer; they are encountered in that order.

Protection

7 bolts and a bolted anchor. Probably old webbing at the anchor; I don't recall whether or not there were chains. One 60m rope will suffice for the rappel.

Photos

C Miller   CA  
Bolts have been modernized including anchor.

Location Update to avoid confusion.

Left From Rogers Corner: Strength Through Bowling, Terminal Preppie, Pretty Vacant, and Sonic Reducer. Aug 26, 2013
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
 
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
 
Historically, the first 12 at Index. May 14, 2013