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Routes in Washington Column

Astroman T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Direct Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Electric Ladyland 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3+
Jo Jo T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mideast Crisis T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2
Power Failure T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Prow, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
Re-Animator, The 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3+
Skull Queen T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
South Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1
Southern Man T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A1-2
Ten Days After T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2+
Type: Trad, 85 ft
FA: Bruce and Matt Pollock, Luke Freeman
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Shared By: Ian G. on Apr 29, 2010
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection Details

Description

This thing is about as splitter as splitter gets. Starts out at fingers for a few feet and then hands for a loooong way, to wide hands, to fist and then maybe an OW move or two at the top. Crux is not getting pumped. If you're a Indian Creek hardman, this thing will be pretty simple business.

Location

At the base of Washington Column. Right around the corner is Dinner Ledge, also a fine route. This route is a little tricky to find, but there should be a trail leading up past some fairly low angle slabs. Some fourth class scrambling is necessary to reach the base. Best to leave the flip flops at home.

Protection

Cams. I think .75 was the smallest I placed and #4 (camalots BTW) was the biggest. Probly doubles from 1-3.

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BradLipovsky  
 
One of the most splitter cracks I've ever climbed. My gear was (in order, black diamond colors): green, green, red, red, yellow, yellow, blue, blue. Aug 31, 2014
I second the recommendation to bring triples! I'd say bring three #3 camalots and you could get by with doubles in #2. A #4 would be great to have for the top otherwise you'll have to slide your last piece up quite a ways (through a short wide section) to the top. That being said, I really think this would be 5.10- at Indian Creek so if you are getting on the Prow or South Face or something and you didn't bring triples just get on it yo Jan 22, 2013
Could be one the best granite splitters out there! If you're doing the Prow you should probably sack up and lead this puppy. Provides some wonderful free climbing to start out what is otherwise a lot of aid Feb 8, 2012
aaron hope
Walnut Creek, CA
  5.10b
aaron hope   Walnut Creek, CA
  5.10b
I recommended bringing two #2 BD camalots and three #3 to protect this thing well. A #4 would be handy for the top. Jun 6, 2011
Can be used as an alternative pitch 1 for the Prow.

FA: Bruce Pollock, Matt Pollock, Luke Freeman, 1972 May 3, 2010