Avg: 3 from 24 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft (24 m)|
|FA:||Greg Olsen & Jon Nelson, 1989|
|Page Views:||3,080 total · 25/month|
|Shared By:||Jon Nelson on Sep 23, 2011|
|Admins:||Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
Start to the left of "The prairie fire that wanders" and "Eraserhead", at a slightly elevated region behind an old stump. A few moves on a flake take you to a steep, sustained headwall with bolts. The crux is not a single move, but rather the pumpy sequence to the third bolt. Being flexible can help here. Though originally rated 10c, the route has been known to stop solid 5.11 climbers.
A chained anchor lies at the top. One can rap with a single 60-m rope.
From the anchor, one can do a short bit of easy climbing to reach the anchor on "Prairie fire" to top-rope the latter. Conversely, one can top-rope "900" from the anchors on "Prairie fire".
The name comes from a headline in the Seattle Times around the time of the FA.