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Bushwhacker

5.10-, Trad, 75 ft,  Avg: 3.1 from 20 votes
FA: Gavin Ferguson, Pete Lynn
Oregon > Central Oregon > Trout Creek > Main Wall
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure ::: No top access - private land Details

Description

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.

Location

The line directly left of a large gray scar at the bottom of thin double cracks. (Steelhead)

Protection

Doubles of Purple Metolius to BD 2. A grey metolius might give you piece of mind off the deck.

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Scott on Bushwacker
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Bushwhacker is the second stembox from the left with the green lichen.
[Hide Photo] Bushwhacker is the second stembox from the left with the green lichen.

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Patrick Beeson
Portland, OR
  5.10-
[Hide Comment] This one was really fun. The stemming is quite secure, and there's a good rest for your legs a little over half-way up. Nov 26, 2018
Eric R
 
[Hide Comment] Excellent alternative for those of us too short to stem El Matador (Devil's Tower). Nov 26, 2018