Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Brent Kertzman (1998)
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Shared By: Jon Nelson on Jul 29, 2013
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Stay on the blunt arete just left of Senior Citizens.


Between Senior Citizens and Battered Sandwich.


All bolts


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Everett WA
michal   Everett WA
Thought this was called space man spliff. So its open project? Jul 29, 2013
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
You should go do it Michal. You might want to check out the bolts first. It has been awhile since people have worked on it, I think.

I never heard the spaceman name. The one given here is the one Greg gave it originally. Jul 30, 2013
Brent Kertzman
Black Hills, SD
Brent Kertzman   Black Hills, SD
I was able to redpoint this route in 1998 on a cooler, very dry day. I just assumed it had been redpointed as there was no red-tag hanging on the first bolt. This route took me 20 tries over the course of three years to dial in the moves and line up on a day with favorable atmospheric conditions. There was a lack of info for the Index area back then so. This route is very thin and slippery in the most dry conditions. A friend of mine broke one of the thin edges on the crux sequence making the moves less secure and one of the bolts more difficult to clip. I thought at the time the route was mid 5.12... Sep 8, 2013
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
Thanks Brent for the update.

I put you in on the FA. By the way, I've not heard of this practice of putting a red tag on the first bolt. Sounds like a good idea for projects. Sep 9, 2013
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
I would add that the bolts are old SMC with rusty bolts- not something you want to fall on. Jun 16, 2014
Patrick Beeson
Portland, OR
Patrick Beeson   Portland, OR
This route is missing the second bolt as of June 25, 2018. The stud is visible. And rusted. Jun 25, 2018