Type: Trad, Sport, 70 ft
FA: Andy Fitz, Ed Mosshart. Jan 1989
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Shared By: Andy Laakmann on May 1, 2012
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Access Issue: Temporary Closure (From April 28, 2017) Details
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

Fun, safe climbing on great stone. Crux seems to be getting to the first bolt, though there are plenty of thoughtful moves above.

Location

The bolted line on the pillar to the left of Orange Sunshine. A finger crack up a smooth face leads to the first bolt.

Protection

Bolted, but you'll want small gear getting to the first bolt and perhaps between the 2nd and 3rd bolts. Anchor on top.

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Christian Shope
Tacoma
 
Christian Shope   Tacoma
 
challenging balancy climbing on the edge of a pillar face. I stem/flagged off to the left for the finish but was unsure of the neighboring but distant pillar being 'in'. Oct 3, 2013
andyf
Tacoma, WA
andyf   Tacoma, WA
I (as the first ascentionist) have always climbed straight up at the finish, using two small high crimps and high-stepping onto the good edge you clip the last bolt from. I've always considered this the crux of the route. Oct 4, 2013
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
  5.10c
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
  5.10c
Andyf- did you rebolt this with nice big SS bolts? Apr 20, 2015
andyf
Tacoma, WA
andyf   Tacoma, WA
Yeah, several years ago. Apr 20, 2015
A.wilk Wilk
Olympia, WA
  5.10c
A.wilk Wilk   Olympia, WA
  5.10c
The start is a bit tricky before you reach the first bolt but it protects well with small cams. No need for gear anywhere else on the route.

The top is definitely the crux with two small crimps and a ton of feet to work with. I avoided the corner and I don't think you would need it to work through this bit. Sep 26, 2016
Joe Petroske
North Bend, WA
 
Joe Petroske   North Bend, WA
 
Before the first bolt is sketchy but fun. Crux is at the top, tempting to cheat it and use the corner, but with a couple high crimps you'll be at the top. The anchor is over the edge at the top; if you're setting up a top rope bring up long slings to prevent the rope from running over the edge. Nov 15, 2016