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Updrafts to Heaven

5.4, Sport, 45 ft,  Avg: 2.5 from 60 votes
FA: Paul Strauss, Jim Yoder, Marlene Ford
Washington > Central Region > Vantage (French… > Feathers > S Side


A bolted chimney climb! This is such a cool and odd bird. You can choose to climb just the face, or chimney with your back to the wall and your feet facing the bolts. Up you go!


in chimney east of the notch. Can be approached from either side.


3 bolts, plus anchor

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Hang loose!
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Taken from the top of Updrafts to Heaven.
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In The Updrafts!
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Jason Maki
[Hide Comment] Fun climb, but the anchors are in very poor condition. The rock around the left bolt is fractured and the left bolt moves A LOT. It can be pulled out by hand! The right bolt is on its way as well. Consider down climbing this route or using another anchor. Could someone please pass the word to whoever maintains the crag? Aug 4, 2013
Curt Veldhuisen
Bellingham, WA
[Hide Comment] Excellent beginner lead - very secure with your back against the right-hand wall! Presently three clips, which seemed fine. Apr 2, 2014
Peter Ingram
[Hide Comment] Currently there are 3 bolts plus an anchor. All bolts and the anchor appear to be solid. This climb is a lot of fun! Jun 12, 2017
[Hide Comment] very fun- could of taken a nap on it. if its your first chimney I highly recommend and enjoy! Mar 11, 2019