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Routes in Tilted Pillars

Another Notch in My Lipstick Case T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chapstick T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Preying Mantle S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Professor Pogue's Precarious Pinnacle S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ten Minutes of warmth T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Three Guys and Heather T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
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Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Kevin Pogue, Ian Krueger, May 1993
Page Views: 614 total · 8/month
Shared By: Colin Parker on Apr 9, 2012
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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This route follows the obvious set of 10 or 11 closely spaced and right-leaning bolts in the center of the tilted pillars. Most of the challenging climbing comes in the first half and consists of cryptic mantles and wide stances. You can either start from the ground near the trail or from the top of the short broken pillars at the start of the route.


10 or 11 bolts. Optional gear (2" cam) if starting from the ground.


geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
One could supplement the old bolts with a few cams on the way up. The bolting is ok, but sorta off at the lower crux and really spread out up higher, but the climbing is easier up higher.
Kevin Pogue, Ian Krueger, May 1993. Nov 5, 2014
Lan Dogan
Seattle, WA
Lan Dogan   Seattle, WA
Low crux, eases as you climb. Fun route. Apr 6, 2015
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
There was once a route of this name at Index. But it fell down and ceased to be. I hope it doesn't happen to this one too. Apr 6, 2015
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
The rusty 1/4" machine bolts don't give one much confidence. Feb 22, 2016
Thanks for mentioning those Geoff! We wished the bolts were more inspiring as well. Feb 23, 2016

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