Type: Trad, 350 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II
FA: Jim Martinello, Trevor MacDonald, 2008.
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P1: Head up a left-facing corner system, move left, then continue up the corner to belay at obvious ledge. 10b

P2: Layback the crack then work up the chimney pod to base of roof, which is exited on the left with a crux reach to jug and next belay. 11b

P3: Up the V-slot/corner to belay on small ledge. 10c

P4: Traverse right and around the arete past fixed pins to belay. 10d

P5: Up from the belay and into the crack system to the trees. 10b

From the top of P5 either continue up to Astro Ledge or descend left via lovely tree-lined steep trail and series of fixed lines to the base of Zodiac Wall.

Route is shaded in the AM and extra cool due to geothermal air conditioning from adjacent mega chimney. The rock on P1-3 is clean and fractured with sharp 'alpine' feel.


Zodiac Wall. Take North Gully trail following pink tape markers along right side of wash. At base of the wall go right via ledges and fixed rope to start of route at good-sized tree stump.


Standard rack with doubles to 3". Fixed belays.
harihari   VANCOUVER
P3 and P4 can be easily combined if you bring some long slings for the top of the V-slot.

P2, it's nice to have doubles of .4 and .5 Camalots.

The first 3 pitches of this route are generally dry even in the rain. Sep 20, 2012
I've done it twice and both times felt 11b was a bit stiff for the roof, and that the route is a bit over rated. Probably 2.5 stars. Go do Alaska highway and tell me this is 4. I will say however that linking this with Public Image is a journey you will be proud of. Aug 17, 2016
Route was a bit dirty after P3. Fixed pin belay on the top up P3 v-slot now has one bolt (not sure if it did before but the guide did not mention it) which makes for linking P3 & P4 very logical. The bolt reduces rope drag. Breaking those two pitches up would make for some seriously short pitches. Traverse felt 10d. Aug 9, 2017
Matthew Tangeman
Bellingham, WA
Matthew Tangeman   Bellingham, WA
Very tempting clean white jug horn about 20' up from the belay on the last pitch - don't yard on it! Sep 1, 2017
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
now that you mention it I remember the loose white hold, you can see it in my picture of the last pitch, right next to Jessica's left hand.
Another link up option is after toping out on Astro ledge go right and get on the better pitches of Parallel Passages. Mar 6, 2018
Michael Dom  
The first two pitches are good. Probably best to rap from there. Also, once you get to the bolt on the third pitch go directly right. Do not climb straight up to the loose blocks and tree. Rappelling is easy if you take the line just left of Nanook. You will need a 70m to get down. Aug 3, 2018