Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Hanz Kroesen/Micah Klesick
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Shared By: Micah Klesick on Jun 14, 2014
Admins: Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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This is the first completely bolted route you come to once you reach the main wall. Easily distinguished by its three small roofs near the top. Climb easy 5.8 moves to below the first roof. From there, clip the bolt on the right roof, and then pull a tricky and surprisingly powerful crux move straight up into the roofs. Finish the remaining pumpy 5.10 moves through the roofs to the anchors. (it is possible to move into the far left side of the dihedral at the crux and reduce the grade)


First bolted climb at the main Stratosphere wall.


bolts - 8 bolts


Portland, OR
ChrisAlex5   Portland, OR
I thought this was the best route at the Stratosphere...Definitely worth the walk down there to hit these routes. Watch the poison oak along the trail though. Thanks Micah. Jul 20, 2014
Going directly at the crux crimpers seemed at least mid 5-11 to me. Having a trad mentality (take the easiest line available while still being protected), I looked around and saw I could easily stem the left wall and make a couple easier (10d?) moves to reach the big obvious hold you use to clip the next bolt. Time will tell, but I bet plenty of climbers onsighting the route will do the same. I don't think this is a problem, it just means you can do this route at 5-10, or step it up and try it at 5-11. Looking at the photo for this route you can see exactly what I'm talking about... Oct 15, 2014
Wonderful route! A bit of a one-move-wonder, but those crimps make for one good/tough move! Though the rest of the route is quite a bit easier, it is incredibly fun and perfectly bolted. Great line, thanks, Micah! Apr 26, 2015