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Fissureman's Friend T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gang of Foreplay T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Kip, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mossy Tongue S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Lina Baker on May 6, 2013
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Do not park in the residential neighborhood! Park in the designated lot Details


Fun slabby sport climb, shares anchors with The Kip. As I am not a local, tough to grade but 5.9 or 10a seemed right.

Follow slab face straight through the bolt line, pulling over the bulge to the anchors on the left.

Crux is before the first bolt on thin, but good edges. Bolt is high, so if nervous bring a stick clip.


Take marked trail to High Cliff and continue past to next developed area, Island in the Sun. Climb will be to the right of Fissureman's Friend; access by scrambling cedar tree lined gully at right. Belay ledge will be on the left (shares ledge with The Kip).


Quickdraws; 5 bolts to the anchor; bolts and chains at anchor


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geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
McLane says July 29, 1997, 5.8 Feb 11, 2016
Route is called 'Mossy Tongue', FA 1995(I think, been a while...) by Bill Kipper and Kelly Santaga. We called it 5.8 at the time. Bolted on the lead, all trad style, eh? Apr 13, 2014