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EB-1 S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
EB-2 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
EB-3 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
EB-4 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
EB-5 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
EB-6 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ellie's Sweet Kiss S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
I've got some good news, and some bad news S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Kiss of the Crowbar S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lip Service S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Missing the Taco S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Space Face S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Strategic Placement S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tunnel of Love S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
impartial eclipse S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: laurichj on Sep 1, 2009
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

Mostly vertical climb up big jugs, with a great view of Snoqualmie Pass from the top. Finding the first bolt is a bit challenging since it's not visible. Head up the obvious easy route along the corner and it's over a small ledge. The visible bolt to the left is for a 5.8 start and causes some rope drag so if you want to use that put a longer sling on it.

There's a bit of noise and a small bit where climber and belayer aren't visible. Yell loudly or use radios or rope signals.

Location

Right side of eastern block next to a big flake on the ground. A smaller flake under makes a decent anchor for light belayers. Rap down on a single 50m+ rope.

Protection

About 8 bolts and anchors at the top.

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kristinicole  
 
Super fun!! I placed a few pieces of gear in the beginning. Stay right then follow up on big, easy moves. This was my first lead over 50 feet and my 3rd sport lead - Felt amazing and is definitely a great route to end on. May 22, 2017
BKG
5.7
BKG  
5.7
Great Route! As others have said, long runner for the off-route bolt (I used a normal draw with a little drag, but didn't find it to be a huge issue). Also a spot for a .75 BD c4 down low if need it. While not a very difficult climb, there is definitely some committing moves which makes it interesting! Steep but easy climbing with plentiful jugs, great exposure makes for a nice mental challenge! Jun 13, 2016
Chris-Bailey
Olympia, WA
Chris-Bailey   Olympia, WA
Somebody left a top rope anchor set up at the top of this that was extremely redundant and safe (i.e. you left ~60 dollars of gear up there.) Tell me what you left and give me a good reason for leaving it :) and I'll be happy to try and get it back to you.

For those reading this, it's just a 5.7, first bolt is high but easy terrain to get to it. It's not a good first lead but a great second lead! The 5.8 start to the left adds a fun move or two as well.

-Chris Oct 11, 2015
Sergey Shevelev
San Francisco, CA
  5.5
Sergey Shevelev   San Francisco, CA
  5.5
Inconvenient to clean when rappelling (because of the way it's zigzagging), so if you do, at least use prusik or other backup. Doesn't really look that much fun (sur[rised to see it's got 3 stars), but maybe ok to practice as a leader... Aug 24, 2014
Zeke Spier
Seattle, Washington
Zeke Spier   Seattle, Washington
This route can be safely climbed 100% on gear, good place to practice placements with bolt backups if desired. Aug 15, 2014
gregman
  5.7
gregman  
  5.7
Good first lead for confident climbers, and similarly a great TR for confident new climbers, but may be a bit too long for those who are less confident (we had a few newbies that had to turn back). Sep 2, 2012
Justin R.
Seattle
  5.7
Justin R.   Seattle
  5.7
Looks like the lowest bolt is missing. There's a clear hole in a spot where it seems like a natural spot for one. Jul 7, 2011
Arthur Sullivan
Albuquerque,NM
Arthur Sullivan   Albuquerque,NM
I think the rating is a little deceptive considering some of the other 5.7s at exit 38. This is long and vertical with some big moves. Fun climb but not a great beginner lead. Sep 24, 2010
laurichj  
 
I didn't think it was, just a newbie goofing up the drop down box. This was one of my first leads. I've removed the PG-13 bit. It's a fun route. Dec 18, 2009
RandyR  
I climbed this with a piece or two of gear (many placements around) prior to reaching the first bolt. It's also safe to use the off route bolt with a long runner if you don't have gear. I believe there used to be a bolt closer to the ground that got chopped. No reason to climb this as a PG-13 climb if it scares you. Dec 17, 2009