Type: Trad, 80 ft
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Shared By: rpc on Apr 1, 2013
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

You & This Route


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Description

The crux of this one hits right off the ground and it’s also the section that protects the poorest. The first satisfying placement is about 5 feet below the bolt which itself is not really in the best location as a bomber placement can be found 8 inches above it (but of course I clipped it). Once you clip the bolt, the climbing eases (& seriousness decreases) to typical Sunshine Wall crack climbing (i.e. stemming). Belay off the bolted anchors atop the sport route to the right.

Location

Thin crack immediately to the right of Party In Your Pants. There’s a lone bolt 20-25 feet up. Maybe the name implies this already but it felt more heads-up than the Spinning Mars (11b) crack immediately left of Party…

Protection

Micro cams but really not that many since even the tiniest ones are too large for the crack below the bolt. A mid-sized (#3 or 4) HB offset or equivalent. Otherwise gear to 2 inches with an optional #3 for the easy exit hand crack. Lowe Balls would probably work but I did not bring any.

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ehhaole
Seattle, WA
ehhaole   Seattle, WA
There is an unfinished (or pulled) bolt hole near the sporty start of this climb. My guess is that someone decided that it should either be toproped from the sport climb next to it, or led by people who like unprotected balance-y stems with groundfall potential. Sep 23, 2013
rpc
Portland, OR
  5.11a
rpc   Portland, OR
  5.11a
Some historical perspective
cascadeclimbers.com/forum/u… Sep 24, 2013
Ethan Henderson
Silverdale, WA
 
Ethan Henderson   Silverdale, WA
 
Start protects decently with a 1 and 2 loweball i believe Oct 7, 2013
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
  5.11b
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
  5.11b
yes it used to have a bolt, and agree the 2nd bolt is not needed. Fun moves getting up to the existing bolt. Some other cruxy bits, but much easier overall after the first 20'. Nov 2, 2014
Crag Turkey
Holladay, UT
 
Crag Turkey   Holladay, UT
 
One spicy meatball to lead, but if you fancy hard moves above run outs and thin gear this one is for you! found moves above the bolt to still be engaging, and lots of fun stemming to be had in combination with thin crack climbing. One could lead it with just the bolt clipped and still have a quality pseudo lead. Jun 1, 2016
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
  5.11b
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
  5.11b
Ethan is right about ballnuts working, but it is still pretty desperate getting to where blue ballnut fits near old bolt hole. I would propose adding a bolt to protect the start a bit lower then old existing hole, or adding bolt in same hole where you could stick clip it. May 21, 2018