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Routes in H. The SS Minnow

Salty Dog S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Skipper S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Swabbe S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Three Hour Tour S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Eric Ulner
Page Views: 280 total · 5/month
Shared By: Jeff Edge on Apr 27, 2013
Admins: Chris treggE, Dave Hug

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Description

North side of block. Start on boulders next to "Swabbe" and climb left toward the prow and arching toward the summit. The last (fifth) bolt you see on the main face is the last bolt on the route, but the terrain above is really easy. After clipping this bolt the route moves left and finishes up the left (low angle and highly featured) side of the headwall.

Location

As you approach the SS Minnow from the Dog Walk, this will be the leftmost route on the first side of the Minnow you see, although the lichen somewhat camouflages the route. It starts right next to "Swabbe" 11a and traverses out left to the arete and then up to the anchors.

Protection

5 bolts, really long chain anchors.

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mattmaxwell
southern indiana
mattmaxwell   southern indiana
Falling off the angled traverse could possibly do some damage to your rope. A fun climb, but as it's rarely climbed, it's usually dirty. Nov 11, 2013
Super classic for sure. While the terrain above the last bolt is far easier than the rest of the route, a bolt up there would be a good thing. A fall from near the top would likely put the climber right in the vicinity of the drop off beneath the traverse near the beginning of the route. No bueno... Apr 25, 2016
Alex James
Ballard, WA
  5.10a
Alex James   Ballard, WA
  5.10a
Take a pink tri cam along. It protects the last runout very nicely. Nov 25, 2016
Justin Meyer
Madison, WI
Justin Meyer   Madison, WI
This route is fun but would be a lot better if the face was bolted all the way up or if there was a bolt to protect the low angle slab at the top. The chains aren't visible from the ledge so I wasn't sure if the route kept going or ended at the last bolt on the face.

Beware the sharp edge below the traverse. The sheath on my rope got cut and it happened while the route was being top roped. Oct 30, 2017

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