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Boneless Chicken Ranch T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Continental Drift Whiplash T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Farther S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Farthing, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Lichen It T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Scorpio Rising S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Seymour Frishberg T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Spellcaster S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Eric Berghorn, Jerry Dodrill
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Shared By: Eric Berghorn on Jul 10, 2014
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is a well protected face climb which ascends through a slight overhang before topping out on a slab. The climb was named after a scorpion (which I had not seen before at MSH) unveiled itself to my belayer at the base during an ascent earlier this year.


Scorpio Rising is located at the far western facing side of the "lower buttress". Continue Hiking out past Shutes/Mills 200 ft. on the lower trail passing Step to the Left. The trail here continues dropping down another 100 feet before traversing back toward the lower buttress base area. Scramble up left, beyond the belay of Continental Drift Whiplash, Boneless Chicken Ranch, and Seymour Frishberg. Continue across a narrow ledge for 30 feet, past the base of Lichen It, and Farthing, until you reach an obvious belay ledge beneath the route.


5 S.S. Glue-In bolts to chain anchor with lower off rings on a ledge at the top of the slab.


sounds like you found it. The location description is right on - you'll pass two left facing corners across a ledge to the start which is a little crumbly and some trimmed back manzanita. you top out and walk back to the chain anchor up on a boulder.

I'd give it a 10a as well. fun climb. Sep 11, 2014
Sergey Shelukhin
Seattle, WA
Sergey Shelukhin   Seattle, WA
Can someone elaborate on the location?
Is this the route with a steep scramble on the left with bunch of bushes, and first bolt just above a small roof-like thing, then 2 bolts following very closely after on a tiny bit of overhang, then 2 bolts on the slab?

I led something 5-bolt (pre-clipped the first bolt from the scramble since we had no idea what it was), sounds kind of like this route although I'd say it was 10a ;) Sep 9, 2014