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The Space Between

5.10+, Trad, 80 ft,  Avg: 3.9 from 54 votes
FA: Jeff Wenger
Oregon > Central Oregon > Trout Creek > Main Wall
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure ::: No top access - private land Details

Description

This is an excellent route with sustained stemming all the way to the top. The route quality is right up there with El Matador but the stemming is not as far apart. There are two cracks, one in each corner and they both take great gear. Do this route and get ready for a good calve pump.

Location

This route is located about 30 or 40 feet left of JR Tolken. There is a short pillar directly in front of the route that you start off of.

Protection

Medium wires and cams (mostly fingers) up to a red or gold Camalot will work. There is a two bolt anchor with chains and biners at the top.

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Carrie working the stems on The Space Between
[Hide Photo] Carrie working the stems on The Space Between
Nathan Scherneck stemming high on The Space Between. Photo: Tim Holscher
[Hide Photo] Nathan Scherneck stemming high on The Space Between. Photo: Tim Holscher
Tim Guffin channels The King on The Space Between. <br>
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Photo: Corey Gargano
[Hide Photo] Tim Guffin channels The King on The Space Between. Photo: Corey Gargano
Almost there
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Cam Dodds clips his final piece of gear after sending the Space Between. Try to only switch sides with your pro once to avoid Z-clipping
[Hide Photo] Cam Dodds clips his final piece of gear after sending the Space Between. Try to only switch sides with your pro once to avoid Z-clipping
Looking down while climbing the route.
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Looking up from the base of the route.
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Gavin Ferguson
Portland, OR
[Hide Comment] FA: Jeff Wenger Sep 9, 2009
[Hide Comment] This is a great climb for the grade. If you just hiked up, rest before jumping on this line ... the leg pump will get you. Jul 5, 2012
Alex Shainman
Las Vegas, NV
 
[Hide Comment] Good to the last drop ;-) Jun 2, 2013
[Hide Comment] An extension has been added. The obvious (and protectable) climbing stays up and left in the crack. However, one can stay on the face for a moderate (and engaging) finish. Oct 1, 2018
Max Tepfer
Bend, OR
 
[Hide Comment] Just climbed the extension. Leading the direct is kind of horrifying. (hollow rock and poor pro) If the rock were welded and bomber, it would be all time, sadly it's not. Oct 19, 2018