Sport, 60 ft (18 m),
Avg: 2.8 from 6
FA: Michael Logan
> Cascade Canyon
> Futurescape Wall (Roo…
Climbing at Cascade Canyon is on private property, not US Forest Service land. Climbing on private land is a privilege - please leave no trace and remind other visitors to treat the area with respect.
Huffy is a good, hard rock climb - gymnastic, pumpy, and a lot of fun. The rock, on the other hand, is not that good. One must ignore some sand, cobwebs, and creaky blocks to appreciate Huffy's aesthetic movement on a steep, limestone wall.
Begin with an opening boulder problem on pinches to technical moves in steepening rock. Pull out a short roof and do the second (and slightly more difficult) boulder problem on crimps and slopers. Keep the pump in check as you move into the high, dynamic crux on bad sidepulls. Clip the chains and lower - 30 feet out from the wall and conveniently right onto the trail.
As to the rock quality, all the bolts and holds (that I used) are on solid rock. Some holds required extensive brushing. There were two reinforced holds - one ripped off with little effort on my part. The other one seems solid and is still in place, but it doesn't seem useful. So again, the rock is a bit chossy, but the route is a worthwhile challenge.
There are two routes on the main, steep part of the Roof area. Huffy is the left one. From the main trail, scramble up a vague, loose trail through bushes to the wall and walk about twenty feet left to a belay area. Start by stepping on some detached blocks wedged against the wall.
9 bolts to chain anchors, a stick clip for 2nd bolt (skip 1st bolt to mitigate rope drag), a long draw for bolt #8 or skip it and risk a safe but very long fall off the top of the crux, and a knee pad if that's your thing.