All Locations > Washington > Central-W Casca… > Skykomish Valley > Index > Lower Town Wall > Main Wall, left side
Avg: 2.9 from 15 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 40 ft|
|FA:||Dick Cilley, David Rosenfeld|
|Page Views:||1,146 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Drewsky on Aug 23, 2010|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
This short but fun climb has two cruxes: one passing a bolt low on the route and another reaching and clipping the anchor at the top. Some think that clipping the chains is the hardest 'move' on the route. This route includes knobs, face and crack climbing in its 40 feet and is very worthwhile. The gear for the top section, although a bit tricky to see, is quite good. The 'sort of serious' rating is vis-a-vis the fact that the beginning 10-15 feet is unprotected and has some questionable rock. The climbing in this section is easier than the rest of the route, however. Additionally, the shorter you are, the more difficult the bolt is to clip.
Right of Japanese Gardens, this route shares the same start as Bat Skins, but instead of traversing right continues straight up past a bolt and gear to an anchor with chains.
One bolt and gear to one or two inches. While the top crux used to be hard to protect, modern cams make it quit safe although placing them is still a challenge. Don't bother with the old circlehead nearby (except for nostalgic purposes): a much more trustworthy Alien, TCU, or C3 (depending on brand preference) is available nearby.