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Routes in Cascade Falls - Left

Crimson Cringe T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Filthy Rich T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fish Crack T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Free Press T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Golden Needles T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jug Monkey T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mud Shark T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Mike Laden & Tucker Tech - 1989
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Shared By: Osprey Overhang on Apr 10, 2011
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Mike Laden teamed up with Tucker Tech during Tucker's productive first ascent year of 1989 to produce this nice little line at Cascade Falls Left. While not as impressive as Crimson Cringe, Fish Crack, Free Press, or Golden Needles, Jug Monkey is a seldom climbed fun line worthy of addition to your Cascade repertoire.
Begin by climbing easy knobs. Before you know it, you will be looking down at the ground below thinking it would be nice to have some pro. Not to worry, an inverted flake just above offers solid cam placements. Sink in a cam or two and continue climbing up and left over face holds and knobs, slinging all of them you can until you reach a bolt. Don Reid's topo shows the crux just below the bolt, but the difficulty of this climb peaks while mantling a knob above and way right of the bolt (.9). This is an exciting move that can take a little time to build up the nerve to make. I felt that the bolt placement was odd being way out left, but having it a ways away just adds to the excitement of the pitch. After the mantle, breathe a sigh of relief and clip the anchors with a smile.

Location

While looking at Fish Crack, turn left and walk past Mud Shark, turn the toe of the buttress, walk uphill. It will be the first climb reached. Look for the knobby face in the shade of the pine trees.

Protection

Slings, a small selection of cams, and one quick draw. One rope.

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