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Beak Beak Beak T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Newest Industry T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Eric Fjellanger on Jul 25, 2012
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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2017 Seasonal Raptor Closure: UTW from waterfall to Golden Arch Details

Description

This right-facing corner features a hard, overhanging, dirty, flaring start with a thin-hands crack at the back. Once past this the climbing eases. The original route finishes out left, but it looks to be choked with dirt, grass, and blackberry bushes, so finishing on the fun upper part of Newest Industry seems like a good move.

Location

The prominent right-facing corner visible when looking at The Shield from the Dr. Sniff or Princely anchors.

Protection

Gear to 2", emphasis on thin-hands gear.

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geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
  5.9+
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
  5.9+
there is a pretty scary block/flake about mid way up this route that at first glance I wanted to use for gear, and then shuddered to think of it falling directly down over Japanese Gardens. After the layback start, there is a low angle section, then it starts traversing right, with the bolted slab out to your right, while you are following a slanting corner, the block is hollow behind and makes a great undercling until you look closer and it is detached but hopefully wedged there.Best to avoid it. Great route otherwise. Jul 26, 2013