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Routes in (4) Spring Rock

Free Bird S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Ground Effects S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Jumping Jack Thrash T,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Short Circuit S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Short Fuse T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Spring, The T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Toe Cleavage T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad
FA: FA 1977 by Robert McGown & Bruce Casey
Page Views: 99 total, 2/month
Shared By: another Chad on Oct 2, 2012
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

The Spring is a short crack climb near the center of the Spring Rock formation. Keep your head on straight for the starting moves as you won’t have protection and the climbing is not trivial. The crack starts roughly fifteen feet off the ground and with it your first chance to place gear. Through the middle of the climb the jams are often flared and somewhat insecure feeling. Despite this, the protection is reliable and plentiful. At two-thirds height, a bulge needs to be negotiated (crux). After the bulge a combination of the narrowing crack and some face holds will get you to the anchor.

Protection

Gear to 3”, cams recommended.

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Micah Klesick
Vancouver, WA
 
Micah Klesick   Vancouver, WA  
 
Pitched off the starting moves 3 times before I figured out the sequence to get to the crack. That felt like the crux to me. The crack was burly for sure, but took good cams, so falls would be fine. Pro to 3" with finger size for the top 10'. Oct 3, 2014