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Drifting Arrow T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Espresso T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
High Falls T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 200 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Michael Steele
Page Views: 333 total, 5/month
Shared By: Larry S on Jul 18, 2012
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp

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I haven't managed to complete this route yet, I'll update this when I have. Here's what i know so far:

P1 - Move up the bottom of the practice face to the ledge by whatever means you want. Set up a belay halfway between Drifting Arrow and High Falls.

P2. Head straight up, aiming for a weakness in the roof above. There are a series of scary stacked blocks that you pull either directly over, or around on the right. If you step left you will gain a long ledge. At this point, I went left and up to the high falls belay. However, the proper move is to head right to a finger crack and follow it straight to the end of the roof traverse of High Falls. There is currently a small birch tree/bush growing out of the bottom of this crack. Semi-hanging belay at the end of the finger crack and right edge of the High Falls roof.

P3 - Finish High Falls or do the Drifting Arrow Linkup.


Right between High Falls and Drifting Arrow.


PG maybe PG-13. Not as well protected as High Falls. The stacked blocks are pretty scary to place gear in/behind. Looks like a few extra small cams would be handy for the finger crack.