Type: Trad
FA: Bill Robins, Paul Certa. August 1989
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Shared By: Josh Baxley on Mar 25, 2013
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Starts at the crack to the right of Shady Chimney. Mostly hand holds at the beginning, up to a decent hand crack. You can stem on Shady Chimney at first crux.
End of the route has an interesting pair of finger cracks and large step blocks.


The crack opposite of Shady Chimney. Optional variation links up to Corner Pockets after the pillar.


You might be able to squeeze a BD #4 in there, but gear to 3" is fine


Kyle Pease
Missoula, MT
Kyle Pease   Missoula, MT
I found it plenty safe on gear to 3". Trundled several large blocks 10' below and left of chains chalked with an X a couple weeks ago. The lower chalked piece 1/2 way up route is very well keyed in, I spent some time seeing if it could slide out, to no avail. It is easy to climb by it without using it however. Jun 14, 2013
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
this route gets my vote as one of the best 5.9 at Vantage, it is better and more interesting than Air Guitar.
double up from BD .5- #2, crux after big ledge is finger size on left and tight hands on right. Mar 20, 2014
Sean Maher
Santa Barbara, CA
Sean Maher   Santa Barbara, CA
great climbing but beware of the big loose flake marked with an X half way up. It moves if you mess with it Sep 7, 2015
Marlin Thorman
Spokane, WA
Marlin Thorman   Spokane, WA
Big flake halfway up is now gone as of Sept 2016. It looks recent too....hopefully it didn't pull out with someone on it. Sep 24, 2016
Wenatchee, WA
Jplotz   Wenatchee, WA
A friend and I took care of it on a deserted mid week day. It was bigger than it looked. Definitely would have hurt!

Also didn't take much to dislodge it. Oh Vantage! Oct 19, 2016