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Routes in (4) Spring Rock

Free Bird S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Ground Effects S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Jumping Jack Thrash T,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Short Circuit S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Short Fuse T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Spring, The T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Toe Cleavage T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, Sport, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Nate Ball on Jan 23, 2011
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Start up mossy, dirty rock to a stance. Use face holds and the crack to pull yourself up and find small, slick feet. Continue up, using face holds to your left, while jamming your toes in little pockets. The crux comes between the 2nd & 3rd bolt, with a smallish right hand crimp. Scramble up to just below the ledge, place a stopper and/or cam in the short crack at your right hand, then pull over the ledge to the anchor.

From here you can top-rope Free Bird and Ground Effects. This is probably the only reason you would want to do this route.


Far left side of the Spring Rock.


2 SS bolts, a #8 BD nut and/or 0 Metolius cam


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George Zack
Orting, WA
George Zack   Orting, WA
Bolts replaced on 6 June 2015 (there were two). Thanks to ASCA Jun 7, 2015
Micah Klesick
Vancouver, WA
Micah Klesick   Vancouver, WA  
Sport clip anchors added 3/14/15 to shared anchor Mar 16, 2015
another Chad
another Chad  
Yea I hope that X marked block stays put. I guess if it hasn't come out in the 24 years that people having been climbing over it it's probably going to be there a while (knock on wood).

Chad Jan 31, 2011
Nate Ball
Portland, OR
Nate Ball   Portland, OR  
I clipped three, all of which spun and were of different sizes. Definitely could be protected with little wires or maybe a couple TCUs. I liked the sound of your idea of just slinging the X-marked flake... unless it's pissing down rain and the basalt becomes a slip'n'slide. Jan 31, 2011
another Chad
another Chad  
Toe Cleavage only has two bolts on it. There's another bolt down low but that's for the neighboring route, Velcro Fly.

Chad Jan 26, 2011