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Bendin' Tendon V3 6A
DT Route, The S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Gladys's Blouse S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
I like your sleeves they're Big S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lazarus 5.9 S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Life Finds a Way T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shroud of Turin 5.10a S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Too Much Bush T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tunnel Vision T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Upside Down Metronome S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Valley of Bones S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
West Nile Virus S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Whirled Peas S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Thad Nelson
Page Views: 401 total, 6/month
Shared By: CameraisHeavy on Jul 4, 2012
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Crux is the first 10 feet. Route traverses left along the arete. Staying on the left side of arete makes the climb significantly more sustained. All of the clips can be made from reasonably good positions.


Just to the right of West Nile Virus. Starts on a Ledge That can be scrambled to from bottom or top.


5 Bolts . Two ring anchor at the top.


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Mount Vernon, WA
wakaranai   Mount Vernon, WA
I lead this route and thought it was protected just fine. Not sure what your issue was. Yes you take a swinging fall what else do you think will happen when you fall on a traverse? Thus the name....

This route is well worth doing while your up here. Be sure to do West Nile Virus too which is my personal favorite of the cliff.

These routes are short and sweet. Where else can you get 10 laps in on solid rock on a late after work day in Mount Vernon city limits. May 31, 2015
Everett, wa
CameraisHeavy   Everett, wa
A bolt has been added at the top and bottom of this route removing the runout and limiting swing. Enjoy! May 31, 2015
Avoid this. It looks challenging and fun but is really just dangerous. It's a long traverse that causes swinging whippers on lead and the chains are so far out left you can take a giant swing out and into another wall or the ground on top-rope.
Not to be bothered with.

Note added by Admin.: This issue with the route has been corrected. See below. May 12, 2013