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Hanging Loose T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 200 ft, 3 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: calvino on Sep 21, 2013
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Description

This beautiful crack splits the right side of the Oyster dome top to bottom. There is some great climbing, it just happens to be guarded by choss and vegetation. Ah, the Northwest

Protection

Gear from .5 to 5 inches, doubles 1-4 (extra wide gear won't hurt)

p1(5.7): A chossy approach pitch angles up a vegetated slab/corner to a large block. Once on top of the block traverse left past a bolt to the base of the crack and up to a bolted anchor. Gear is non-existent off the deck, and the foliage adds some spice to the first 40 feet.

p2(5.10+): Wild stemming and jamming made on this steep splitter is made slightly more difficult by shrubs growing in the crack. Mostly #.75-3

Build an anchor from a stance on a chockstone, as the crack widens to 4". (or run the hero pitch to the top)

p3(5.8): Follow the dirty 3-5" crack to the upper tier and belay off a tree.

Scramble up to the top and walk off the hiking trail. Also, with a 70m rope, one can rappel from the top, to the anchor at the top of pitch one.

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Rafe  
Describing anything in the Bham area as premier is pretty generous. Sep 13, 2016
DeBari11  
 
This is the premier climb in the bellingham area. Epic, slightly overhanging hand jams up the 200 ft splitter, on the biggest cliff around, with the San Jun islands at your back. Someone put a bolt on the first pitch, making it safe, and rebolted the anchor atop pitch 1. The flora is minimal, get after it. Sep 28, 2015