Type: Trad, TR, 55 ft
FA: S. Strong, G. White '82
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Shared By: Keenan Waeschle on Feb 17, 2010
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure: Upper Cheeks Details


Looks harder than it is, fun jamming with good gear and rests. good first trad lead. Something fun to do when your waiting for toxic shock.


across from Toxic Shock


cams to 3 inches


Better than Klahanie Crack Jul 16, 2015
Anacortes, WA
IJMayer   Anacortes, WA
agreed with Stamati. Wide range of sizes in a classic setting. you MUST get on this Jul 19, 2015
Nick Drake
Newcastle, WA
Nick Drake   Newcastle, WA
It's something good to do while waiting to get on Toxic Shock, I wouldn't say it's a good first trad lead unless you know your hand-fist jams well though. GNS is much better suited to a new leader IMO, it's much easier to fiddle around with gear with all the no hands rests on a slab. Aug 24, 2015
Really fun easier crack climb. But I would agree that it's maybe not the best choice for a first trad lead, unless you have decent crack climbing technique already. May 19, 2016
re: better than klahanie crack

lol. Sep 4, 2016
Connor Culver
Bellingham, WA
Connor Culver   Bellingham, WA
Really fun route. Even though it is pretty short and sweet I think it is absolutely worth getting on. Would be a 5.7 at any crag. I agree that it is more fun than Klahanie crack. If your more of a moderate trad climber like me, this route and Toxic Shock, which is right on the other side of the trail, would be great to run laps on for part of the day when its not busy. Jul 8, 2018
timsh Shoultz
Sammamish, WA
timsh Shoultz   Sammamish, WA
Great crack. If you leave off the face movements mid-way up, it is significantly harder. If you are new to crack climbing and brand new to trad, this is likely not a great first lead. The gear placement is super solid though and you can plug a couple #3's / #4's. GNS is easier climbing for sure. You could top rope by climbing the 5.6 to the right and belaying over to setup on the anchor. Jul 27, 2018
noah dailey
Mill Valley, CA
noah dailey   Mill Valley, CA
leave the four. just take a five if u want gear up high May 5, 2019