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Under the Bored Walk

5.7, Sport, 150 ft,  Avg: 2.7 from 29 votes
FA: unknown
Washington > Northwest Region > Darrington > Three O'clock Rock

Description

Under the Bored Walk follows a line of bolts up the right side of the Great Arch area. The first bolt is located on a large, left-facing flake – either start on the flake, or below it and step over. Once over the flake, continue up a low angled slab past two additional bolts to a two bolt chain anchor. Clip one of the anchors, and continue straight up past three more bolts to the upper anchors below the roofs of the Great Arch. Two ropes will get you back to the ground in one rap, or use the intermediate anchor if you only have one rope. Easy, fun warm up for the area.

Location

Three O'Clock Rock. Right hand side of the Great Arch area, first climb as you approach along the trail.

Protection

Seven Quickdraws

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The late Jim Rothwell getting his first taste of Darrington on under the bored walk. Taken while leading Till Broad Daylight.
[Hide Photo] The late Jim Rothwell getting his first taste of Darrington on under the bored walk. Taken while leading Till Broad Daylight.
Three O'Clock South Buttress Arch Area
[Hide Photo] Three O'Clock South Buttress Arch Area
Moa L on Under the Bored Walk (5.7).
[Hide Photo] Moa L on Under the Bored Walk (5.7).
Starting Under the Bored Walk
[Hide Photo] Starting Under the Bored Walk
Climbing the upper half of Under the Bored Walk
[Hide Photo] Climbing the upper half of Under the Bored Walk
Looking down Under the Bored Walk from the intermediate anchors
[Hide Photo] Looking down Under the Bored Walk from the intermediate anchors

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CameraisHeavy
Everett, wa
[Hide Comment] The three climbs under the Great Arch from left to right are:
20th Century Clock (5.10a)
Charlie Chan's Number One Suspect (5.9)
Under the Boredwalk (5.7) Nov 21, 2010
Curt Veldhuisen
Bellingham, WA
  5.7
[Hide Comment] Great lead for the novice! Well-protected 5.6/7 move at the start, then easier cruising up the knobby slab. Well bolted for slab though a bit wider spaced than a typical sport route. Feb 22, 2014
lukematschek
Fort Collins, CO
  5.7
[Hide Comment] You can lower with a single 70m with some shennanigans. Just tie knots in the ends Oct 7, 2017