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B.O.B.

5.7, Sport, 90 ft, 2 pitches,  Avg: 1.7 from 7 votes
FA: Eric Barrett, Bob Ordner and Rusty Baille 2009.
Washington > Northeast Corne… > Spokane Area > Rocks of Sharon > Big Rock > W Face

Description

This route can be done in one pitch but there will be significant rope drag.

First Pitch: Starts off with low grade slab climbing then gradually gets steeper at the crux before turning left and heading towards the chains.

Second Pitch: Climb up the 3 bolt chimney while trying to avoid getting stuck in it. The chains are at the top of the chimney, or you can scramble up a bit further to another set of chains that can be rappelled off.

Optional summit pitch: with a 70m rope, you can continue to the summit and rappel off the bolts above "Northern Aggression" (60m rope will not reach the ground).

Location

The obvious large chimney that runs up the southwest corner of the Big Rock

Protection

5 bolts on the bottom section with rapel rings and an anchor station. 3 bolts in the chimney with your choice of chains on the chimney section.

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Basic shot of the route
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Bob Ordner on lead above BOB chimney, belaying me on first pitch. We combined the first and second pitches, then continued to the summit as pitch 2.
[Hide Photo] Bob Ordner on lead above BOB chimney, belaying me on first pitch. We combined the first and second pitches, then continued to the summit as pitch 2.

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applewood
Tonasket, WA
  5.7
[Hide Comment] My daughter and I did this route as one long pitch last weekend (maybe 160'). I skipped a few bolts and used longer slings on a couple to reduce rope drag, but it was fun with no real drag. We continued to the top with a 2nd long pitch (5.1 and maybe 180') which was the most fun. It needed a couple of cams as well as the lone bolt I found, and the long runouts and wind gave it an alpine feel. I think the main route would benefit from some rebolting to straighten the line some and eliminate unnecessary placements, as the chimney is well worth doing. Jul 23, 2014