Type: Trad, 80 ft (24 m)
FA: Kris Kline - 1987
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Shared By: Andrew McDowell on Apr 19, 2010 · Updates
Admins: Ky Bishop, Steve Lineberry, Aaron Parlier

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Description Suggest change

This is an excellent slabby thin face climb which features thin liebacking, crimping, and sparse and sometimes questionable protection. The crux is inches before the ledge and some people do it as a dynamic lunge for the top and others do it statically. The route stays drier in rain than most of the other routes on the north side. Most people toprope the route by first climbing the first pitch of invisible airwaves before leading it (if they choose to do so). The route would probably be a pretty hard/scary onsight.

Location Suggest change

This climb follows the arching seam about 20 feet right of the direct start to first pitch of invisible airwaves and ends at the ledge atop pitch 1 of invisible airwaves.

Protection Suggest change

Mostly protected by bolts and a fixed pin. A few tiny to small cams can be placed but at least for what I was able to place with the gear I had, the cam placements seemed bad and very questionable whether they would hold a fall. I found a variety of micro nuts (offset and regular) and ball nuts useful for protecting the seam and the crux up top.  The route can easily be toproped after climbing the first pitch of invisible airwaves.

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