Type: Trad, 160 ft
FA: Jeff Mahoney and Alex Lau, 9/3/12
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Shared By: Jeff Mahoney on Apr 20, 2014
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Long, varied and quite fun. Head straight up the thinner crack (that gives you gear options where you want them) to the small scrub oak.

The start of "What Dumbasses!"

Climb through the steeper pod past the tree and continue on through an easing section, aiming for the notch roof. The crux is getting over the roof. A little reachy and steep, but you can slot a good finger piece or two that will ease the mind. Finish the crack straight up, or for more value, take the diagonal crack left and finish with the nice "Off to Work" finger section. (Minimize rope drag with slings---it'll be a fight if you're only using draws, and make sure you're using a 60m rope. Very much worth the effort.)

The upper section of "What Dumbasses!" showing the obvious notch/roof crux and the alternate finish.

Use the good oak tree 20' back from the top, along with a #4 in the crack for your anchor, or build your one in the finger crack just below the edge. Walking off to climber's left and down the gully can sometimes be faster than rapping.

Alex Lau following on the FA and looking for the sequence to get over the roof on the crux of "What Dumbasses."


A rack of singles to 4" (the 4" for building the anchor, if you do the "Off to Work" finish---recommended) and a few extra finger pieces if you want to sew it up. (Tri-cams and/or some offset nuts work well, too.) Make sure you have plenty of slings---it's a long route at 160'. The roof crux takes a solid finger-sized piece (or two) to ease the mind.