Avg: 4 from 1 vote
Routes in Upper Washbowl Cliff
|Butterflies are Free T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Feet of Fire T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Flashdance T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13|
|Hesitation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Northern Revival T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13|
|Overture T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Partition T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Prelude T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Weekend Warrior S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Wiessner Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Type:||Trad, 360 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Matt McCormick and Naomi Risch, Aug, 2008|
|Page Views:||2,605 total, 26/month|
|Shared By:||Matt McCormick on Oct 19, 2009|
DescriptionFollows the right-facing corner system just right of Too Wet to Plow. Amazing position and unique movement with steep bouldery sequences on pinches and slopey crimps, requiring many small cams in a row. With proper rope management you can combine P1 and P2. The name comes from McCormick getting reinvigorated from climbing in the north country. This route is yet to see a repeat. Get after it!
Start: Same as Wiessner Route.
P1 5.5 G: Climb P1 of Wiessner Route to the first big ledge. Traverse to the right end of the ledge below a left-leaning, left-facing corner and belay on small cams. 70'
P2 5.10d PG: Follow the left-facing corner system up and left using many long slings to reduce drag later in the pitch. At the top of the corner, step back right past a bolt and continue up past small cam placements and another bolt to a fixed anchor on a hanging ramp. (Note: A red Alien or large HB offset protect the moves to the anchor.) 80'
P3 5.12c PG: Work up and right past two bolts (crux) and follow the corner until below a small roof where the crack runs out (black alien under the roof is the only piece that will fit). Run it out up and right to a shallow left-facing corner and good gear. Pull out right around the corner and up the face to a beautiful ledge and fixed anchor. 150'
P4 5.9 PG: A wonderfully exposed pitch up the very prow of the wall: head up and left and pull around the left side of an arête. Stay just left of the arête past small gear placements to the top. 60'