Please do not climb in the area shown here until approximately July 15, 2019. This includes climbs in the Black Sea area of the Upper Cheeks. The Perverse Traverse is open to reach the Beach area, but if any defensive behavior is observed, climbers should leave the surrounding area & report activity: email@example.com. Big thanks to WDFW and the climbers who are assisting with the Index Volunteer Raptor Monitoring Program this year, and to Patagonia & Feathered Friends for additional support of the Newhalem and Index raptor programs!
The flake just R or Strange Boar, sharing the same start. Listed in Sky Valley Rock and in the old Clint Cummins guide. Re-cleaned and top anchor replaced Feb/Mar 2012. Rated 10b in most guides, but the hollowness of the flake just below the anchors will give many leaders pause. Tread lightly as you pull the final roof, or bypass this with a couple delicate moves up chickenheads to the left.
Variation (Pork Fried Rice): 10c *** Continue past the anchors to join Strange Boar after its crux. An exciting and varied pitch.
Shares a starting belay with Strange Boar. See Baby Tapir for overview photo.
Light rack to 3", including thin cams for the start.
[Hide Photo] Eric Hirst at the top of Rice krispies (5.10c), making a 5.10 traverse move into An act of strange boar (The Pork Fried Rice continuation). One can lower off from the anchors before doing this trav…
[Hide Photo] Eric Hirst further up on Rice krispies (5.10c).
[Hide Photo] Eric Hirst at the start of Rice Krispies (5.10c).