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Dangerous Liasons S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
De-Funked S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Dead Painters' Society S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Exqueetion, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Flyin' Hawaiian, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
George of the Gorge S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Is it Safe? S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Le Futuriste S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Linear Encounters T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Magnificent Pudcasso, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mellifluous T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nasty Groove T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
New Age Equippers S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Positron S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Prowess, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Seventh Sign T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Terminus S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Whetterbox, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: Glenn Thomas, Rick Thompson, 1986
Page Views: 1,172 total, 11/month
Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Mar 23, 2009
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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Description

Traverse up and left for about 25 ft toward the arete. Just before the arete, get some good gear in a horizontal. Continue up the arete for a few moves until you can find some good holds on the left side of the arete. Continue up the left side of the arete over a white slab. You can stop at the anchors of Stim O Stam, or continue up the left side of the arete to the top. At the point where you pass the anchors of Stim 0 Stam, there is very little gear and the finish is pretty much the same as Flyin' Hawaiian. This is a spectacular climb and would be much more popular if there was more gear. The gear is sufficient, but sometimes pretty far apart. If you stop at the anchors on Stim O Stam, it's much less scary and in my opinion you get the best part of the climb!

Location

Start is the same as for Stim O Stam or Freaky Stylee. You can add a few fun moves by doing the bouldery start at the low overhang immediately below Stim O Stam.

Protection

Mostly small cams, all less than 2".

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Andy Weinmann
Silver Spring, MD
  5.9 PG13
Andy Weinmann   Silver Spring, MD
  5.9 PG13
Good friction moves on the slabby holds. Go all the way to the top on the left side or you miss out on some fun exposure. The gear is fine the whole way and you can sling a chicken-head type feature if you know how to do a simple girth hitch or a slip-knot. We rapped off the pine tree at the top (right on the edge) with a 60m rope and juuuust made it down. Oct 29, 2014