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Routes in West Face

.50 Caliber Barret S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
A Perfect Storm S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
B.O.B. S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Balanced Effect S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Beautiful Disaster S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Call of the Wild S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Council of Elders S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dixie Crystals S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Issue, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Legends of the Fall T A1+
Satori S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thrill of Krell, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
White Fang S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Rusty Baillie, Bob Ordner
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Shared By: Marlin Thorman on Apr 26, 2013 with updates from Nick Sweeney
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description [Suggest Change]

Pitch 1 - 5.8
Starts off with a bouldery move that isn't as hard as it looks. Then meander up the face with good holds. Follow the bolts to a small alcove under an overhang with a nice 2 bolt belay anchor.

Pitch 2 - 5.10b
Looking up you should see 4 bolt lines. Perfect Storm is the right most one. Climb up and right through the small roof at a crack. Thin climbing follows the bolts to the top.
Rappel from the rap station on the north end of Big Rock.

Location [Suggest Change]

This climb is about in the middle of the west face on a large ledge. Perfect storm is the bolt line of the left, Council of Elders is the bolt line on the right.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Lots of quickdraws. The 2nd pitch has 12 bolts.

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Nick Sweeney
Spokane, WA
  5.10b
Nick Sweeney   Spokane, WA
  5.10b
The second pitch is VERY well bolted, don't be afraid to push yourself on this one! May 3, 2016
Ben Gilsdorf
  5.10b PG13
Ben Gilsdorf  
  5.10b PG13
Awesome route with a great view on top. Great ledge to belay from for the second pitch. From the half way anchor station, follow the bolts to the right. Some bolts are hard to see right away because they blend into the rock. Keep talking because you lose sight of your belayer pretty quick.
Jun 22, 2016
Kyle McCrohan
  5.10b
Kyle McCrohan  
  5.10b
Great route, 2nd pitch is really fun and well-protected although it is sometimes difficult to see the bolts. At the top of the first pitch, you can see at least 3 different lines going up. We took the right most one. Does anyone know what the other lines are?

Descent: Don't descend off the north end. It takes longer because you have to move the rope over there, walk back around, and the rappel kind of sucks having to go over some 3rd class and trees (unless you're comfortable downclimbing the last 30 feet, which is low 5th). Lots of chances to get the rope stuck. Instead, just do the two raps down from the top of the 2nd pitch. Going straight down you'll end up at the intermediate anchor that is the top of the 1st pitch of the line just right of Perfect Storm (Council of Elders?). From there you get down to the base of the route with a 60 m rope. Oct 23, 2017

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