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Alaskan Slab, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lonesome Owl S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Owl Be Back (working name) - open project T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Owling Good Time T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ruffled Feathers S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: TR c 2004 Sprague, Libby, McElaney
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Shared By: M Sprague on Jun 8, 2013
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Just left of where the approach trail meets the cliff is kind of a wild feature, a steep arete with a hand crack running up it. Ed Esmond put an anchor on it and some of us TRed it, then Brady Libby took it on as a project, working on the lead. Unfortunately he was never able to get back to complete it, so it is an open project.

Start up the featured rock just left of Owling Good Time and head straight up to the base of the crack. This lower section has tricky gear placements, so take care. Once you are into the meat of the climb, the pumpy hand to wide fist crack, the gear is good. Tape up. The crack is pretty rough. There is a bolted anchor over the top.

The route could probably use another quick one over with a brush since it hasn't had any recent activity. If you climb Ruffled Feathers you can carefully tension down to the anchor with a directional or two


left of Owling Good Time, but before you hike up around into the Smoky Dike Gully


Trad rack, small wires and cams to wide fist, tape, bolted anchor


M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
Given the project name of "Owls of Laughter" in Jerry's guide. Mar 14, 2018

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