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Chica Rapida

5.9, Sport, TR, 35 ft (11 m),  Avg: 2.2 from 83 votes
FA: Bryan Burdo, Leland Windham, Sarah Leonard 1999
Washington > Central-W Casca… > N Bend & Vicinity > Exit 38 > Far Side > Gritscone

Description

Fun face climb. Straightforward climbing on edges till the final moves, a left layback with smooth feet.

Location

This route is in front of the farthest-right tree that's close to the wall. It's the first relatively smooth route after the blocky overhanging section with a Girl's Best Friend and Booty Squirrel.

Protection

4 bolts, anchors up top (walk-off for TR). Anchor is one chain and one rap ring

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Left climber is on Chica Rapida and right climber is on 99 Grit
[Hide Photo] Left climber is on Chica Rapida and right climber is on 99 Grit
Alex on the face.
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Rafe
  5.7+
[Hide Comment] Holy moly this is soft. May 11, 2009
Adi Azulay
Seattle, WA
  5.9-
[Hide Comment] This has 4 bolts and the 2nd one spins Jul 1, 2016
H Klein
  5.9
[Hide Comment] It says its a 10.a in Weekend Rock, but I would agree 5.9. Fun climb! Jun 17, 2017
Chris Stocking
Seattle, WA
  5.9+
[Hide Comment] Probably a "true" 5.9 (maybe easier), but the crux move is notably harder than most the other 5.9s in the area. Nov 2, 2019