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Woman In The Meadow

5.11a, Sport, 35 ft,  Avg: 3.3 from 60 votes
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Oregon > Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (yy) Basalt Rim… > Northern Point > Left Side


Fun moves on big holds with good feet. This is the most popular and the best 5.11 at the point. Expect nice flow and a fun crux that is made much easier with good technique.


The most heavily chalked route at the point. Once into the main area, Woman in the Meadow is the nice looking line on the far right side. Look for big holds at the start, and a semi-high first bolt (don't worry, it's not bad getting there).


A few bolts.

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Jake, seconding A Woman in the Meadow
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Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
[Hide Comment] This is an exceptional route. Pumpy the whole way with a sting-in-the-tail crux. Sep 9, 2011
[Hide Comment] great line, excellent movement. steep and pumpy! Jul 18, 2013
Ryan Swanson
Pepedidnothingwrong, freejg
[Hide Comment] As long as you move quickly to avoid the pump timer, the upper part really isn't bad. Feet are surprisingly good, and the most of the holds are big and positive. The most strenuous move for me is getting from the first to second bolt. Great climb! May 8, 2018
Tiffany Samson
Seattle, WA
[Hide Comment] Pumpy for sure, but also like a hard gym climb. I would recommend stick clipping the first bolt. I thought the hardest part was getting to the last bolt. I fell before the last bolt, and even though I fell two bolts down, I still slammed and crushed myself in the rock. Take your pick on which hold to clip off off for the last bolt - crimp, nose or shelf, but I think the higher the better. While the final section from the last bolt to the anchor certainly changes character, for those who have good technique for delicate holds and crimping strength, it might be easier than the burly pump-fest below. A couple bolts might be a bit reachy to set for a short climber. Some people opt to skip the crux up the middle and climb around to the right of the nose where there's now a new bolted line. Sep 17, 2018