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Routes in Shute-Mills Area

18NY (aka The Chickens are Breastless) T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
5.8 TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
At Last S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Atlas S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Atlas Shrugged S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Baby Atlas (aka The Chickens are Restless) S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Better Eat Your Wheaties T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Bushy Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Cereal Killer S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chief, The S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Death to the Right T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Far Out S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Far Side Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Far aka Let's Climb Naked S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Feelin' Your Oats T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Forrester's Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hummingbird Spire, N. Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Initiation Rite T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Jardinero S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Livin' on a Prayer S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mystery Hole S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Near Side Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
New Tradition S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Old Spice T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Old Tradition T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Pile, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Planet of the Grapes T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Rite of Passage T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Saviour Heart T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
Shute-Mills Route S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Something Good S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Step To The Left T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Synchronicity S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tradfest T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
War Party S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
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Type: Sport, TR, 30 ft
FA: Chris Summit and Jeff Follet - 1993
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Jun 1, 2009
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

Description

War Party ascends the north western arete of a small spire that also features the route 'The Chief' (5.10c). The climbing is slightly overhung with pockets and sidepulls and is difficult to read from the deck. Good moves, but too short.

Location

Upon arrive at the Far Side from the Bubble, head right and follow a loose trail about 100' uphill, around to the back of the spires. Once you reach flat ground, War Party and The Chief will be visible on the left.

Protection

The 2 bolts are reasonably spaced, but the entire difficulty of the route is between them, and a fall near the 2nd bolt could land you on the rocks below. Above the 2nd bolt, the climbing is a little runout, but much easier.

You can set up a top rope with a long sling. There are 3 bolts atop the spire, two of which are in good shape, but the only rappel rings are attached to the bolts by old webbing. Rather than rappel, I elected to solo exposed 5.4 down the south side of the spire, then through the easy chimney on the west side of the rock.

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Floyd Hayes
  5.11a R
Floyd Hayes  
  5.11a R
A top-rope can be set up after climbing two pitches up Shute-Mills (or one of the climbs to the left that share the same anchor) and Initiation Rite. Apr 17, 2012
Tyson Miller
Lebanon, NH
  5.10d
Tyson Miller   Lebanon, NH
  5.10d
Old Rap Rings are gone and new ones are there. Jul 11, 2012

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