Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Greg Olsen, Darryl Cramer
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Shared By: Jon Nelson on Jul 29, 2013
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure: Upper Cheeks Details


Thin edging, similar to that on Sonic Reducer and Terminal Preppie. Perplexing start - you might want to stick-clip the first bolt.

After the roof, continue up, then either move right to finish on Terminal Preppie, or move left to the chains on Sonic Reducer.


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Maynard, MA
Eric8   Maynard, MA
Has this been cleaned recently?

When I lived there I never saw anyone on it and it was always dirty. Never heard of anyone doing it either, though I'm not suggesting it hasn't been repeated. Can anyone comment on the grade? I always thought this had a very high probability of being a classic index sandbag given the FA party. Jul 29, 2013
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
No cleaning yet, but I hope to clean it soon and try it.

When we did Sonic Reducer and Terminal years ago, I thought this center line would be the best of them all, but never got around to doing it. Yes, it might be a classic sandbag, but certainly worthy of the effort. Jul 29, 2013
Everett WA
michal   Everett WA
I've done it, clean enough scrubbed little early this yearlast bolt is missing hanger two ways to do start go in from sonic reducer on underclings or do dyno to crimp from terminal. Its hard took me longer to redpoint than sonic reducer. 11d... Sure... Jul 29, 2013
C Miller   CA  
On the FA I don't remember starting on either Sonic Reducer or TP. Perhaps the ground has eroded, although I think that was the crux section. Also I think Carmel Schimmel may have been part of the FA gang. The mantle over the roof is fun too. Jon - Didn't you name all those routes before they were actually climbed?I remember being being in the cafeteria at school and Steve came up to me telling me about Sonic and TP and me becoming green with envy. Thinking: "Who are these guys and why am I in California?" Mar 8, 2019
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
Hi Darryl-
No, not my name. I got all the info from Greg and from your guidebook. Greg says that once you discovered the start from the left, it all went right away. But the initial attempts from straight below and from TP seemed impossible.

Fun story about CA. It still looks to me like the best route on Sonic Slab. Mar 8, 2019
The start may have been slightly left but by no means was it starting on Sonic Reducer.

Maybe Greg thought the name up. I seem to remember he told me Sonic Reducer, Pretty Vacant & TP had all been named before they had been climbed. There was no way we could change the name at that point just by climbing it.

Thinking about Carmel I think she was there and fired the slab but couldn't quite do the mantle so she lowered off. It seems I remember fun times with people more than the climbs. Mar 8, 2019