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Bad Makeup (5.11c/5.9) S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Breaking Through the Layers S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Edge of the World S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Indian Summer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Licorice Line T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pillar of Destiny S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rainy Day Surprise T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shooting Star T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Supernova T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Updraft from Hell T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Zen-ith T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Jacob Britt/Micah Klesick
Page Views: 394 total, 9/month
Shared By: Micah Klesick on Jun 14, 2014
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

This route has two variations. If you go straight up the wall, following the bolts, it is a very dynamic 5.11c (read crimps to a dyno crux). If you clip the first bolt, then follow the curving finger crack up to the right, you can place two cams in the crack, and follow it up until you can move onto the face to finish out the top 3 bolts. That goes at 5.9. (refer to topo for visual reference).
The lower part of the face has a slightly crumbly texture in parts that is about 1/3" deep, which will clean up with use. Good crimpers are in there though.

Location

bolt line going up a wide section of the cliff, just above a ledge about 10' off the ground.

Protection

5 bolts. two bolt anchor at the top.

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BrianWilson
Brush Prairie, Washington
  5.11a
BrianWilson   Brush Prairie, Washington
  5.11a
5.10d/11a maybe... I'm not an 11 climber and lead this with relative ease. I've done chainmail (one fall) and that was hard! I just threw my left foot on the pillar at the "dyno" stance, found a 2 finger pocket to the right of the bolt and made it quite statically. From there the crimp traverse is tough but it eases off to 10a with solid ledgy holds. Jul 11, 2016
Jon Daniels
Portland, OR
 
Jon Daniels   Portland, OR
 
Great line with a difficult but nicely protected start on good crimps. The upper half is superb. If the bottom firms up it will be a stratosphere classic. Mar 10, 2015