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Leche La Vaca

5.10, Trad, 4 pitches, Grade III,  Avg: 3.1 from 10 votes
FA: Tom Ramier, Abe Traven, Craig Rankin
Washington > Central-E Casca… > Stuart-Enchantm… > Colchuck Balanced Rock

Description

P1- Climb fun chimney very far right on the wall past a small tree. Climb onto knobby slab with thin pro in corner. Bust a spicy and fun 5.8 move left and over onto another knobby slab, climb into corner and belay.

P2- Climb fun corner up to flake, move left around flake (5.9) into fun corner with knobs for feet. Get to a ledge.

P3- From ledge, head up to a large left leaning 5.10 layback corner. #4 camalot possibly makes this less scary. Continue to large ledge and belay.

P4- Climb beautiful white rock with knobs up to a small roof with small gear under roof. Bust a 5.10 move over roof and continue up crack and knobs. Meet up with ridge and 4th class to summit

Protection

Double rack and some small widgets(grey metolius, purple c3, etc.)Possibly a #4 for Pitch 3.

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Rankin leading the way on Pitch 4
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So good
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Unknown climber on pitch 4. Classic pitch that is engaging and keeps you on your toes. Nice work guys!!
[Hide Photo] Unknown climber on pitch 4. Classic pitch that is engaging and keeps you on your toes. Nice work guys!!
yeah we're psyched
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Making the move on Pitch 1
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the corner after the flake on pitch 2
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start of Pitch 2
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Loganator
blue van, on the highway to no
[Hide Comment] Stellar climbing the whole way, chicken-heads right where you want them. I'd bring a wire brush to take care of pesky lichen on some crux holds. I got the worst rope drag I've ever had on the 5.9, gotta get doubles next time! May 21, 2013
michal
Everett WA
 
[Hide Comment] P4 was awesome really fun face climbing. Put up in good style nice to have another moderate in the area Aug 26, 2013
[Hide Comment] A nice moderate route up one of the most beautiful features around. Rock quality is great, this thing just needs more traffic to remove some lichen. May 22, 2015