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Trad, 75 ft,
Avg: 3.1 from 20
FA: Gavin Ferguson, Pete Lynn
> Central Oregon
> Trout Creek
> Main Wall
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure ::: No top access - private land
SEASONAL RAPTOR CLOSURE TAKES EFFECT JAN 15 EACH YEAR. Climbers have demonstrated 100% compliance rate and must continue. Violators are subject to a ticket and fine. The BLM will be monitoring the territory, which includes all of the crags and the approach trails. The closure could be partially lifted May 15th, depending on the nesting scenarios.
Please respect adjacent private landowners. While the climbing area is mainly BLM, a portion of the cliff and access may be on private property. The mesa on top of the columns is private ranchland. Please do not top out or approach from above to rappel or set top ropes. Local climbers have established a positive relationship with the adjacent private property owners and it is important to maintain their trust for long-term access.
Thin stemming quickly opens up to better jams. The crux off the deck is tricky to protect, but there's enough gear that you won't drag your belayer off their stance.
The first ascensionists put the route up sans bolted anchor by continuing to the rim. This was pre-guidebook and others put a two bolt anchor in at a logical stance below the rim, thinking that they had done the FA.
The line directly left of a large gray scar at the bottom of thin double cracks. (Steelhead)
Doubles of Purple Metolius to BD 2. A grey metolius might give you piece of mind off the deck.