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Kicking the bucket of Bliss

5.10b, Sport, 45 ft (14 m),  Avg: 2.2 from 20 votes
FA: Leland Windham, Eric Ellis,Steve Martin March 1998
Washington > Central Region > Frenchman Coule… > Echo Basin > Riverview Area > Riverview Park > Centre

Description

A really fun climb, interesting getting up to 2nd bolt.

Location

about 15' right of Genius Bruing after corner crack. A boulder start over roof.
Newton Chips is the arete on the right.

Protection

5 bolts, chain anchor

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Tiffany Samson
Seattle, WA
  5.10b
[Hide Comment] Boulder start is harder than it looks. Stick clip recommended. Some beta-sequence knowledge required. After the crux start, it’s more-so coasting although higher up the holds disappear or are hidden. There are a few small pockets some which aren’t good holds. Slabby at top. The only reason I would call this a 10b instead of a 10a is because of the boulder start. The book says 10a. The boulder start is harder than 10as A Genius Bruing, Red Drill Rules, and Bob is Real; and more perplexing, though less physical/burly than 10b Nazi Boyfriend. The whole route including boulder start is probably most similar in style/difficulty as 10b Rio Vista. Post-boulder start, the rest of the route is easier than A Genius Bruing one route to the left. May 21, 2018