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Routes in The Double Clutching Wall

11:11 (aka "Welcome to the Waterfall") T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Block Party T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Checkin' The Oil Direct T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Checkin' the Oil T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chronic, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Comin In Hot T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Crux Deluxe T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Double Clutching T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Double Helix T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
In a Blunt T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Kool Whip Crackle Fizz, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rude Awakening T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Super Chronic T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
SwitchBlade T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Terminal Mocha T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Thin Faith T 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a R
Wolverine T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Type: Trad, 110 ft
FA: J Unema D Bloom 2014
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Shared By: Joel Unema on Oct 26, 2014
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

SwitchBlade tackles two striking and distinct features in the middle of the double clutching wall. It begins with demanding technical climbing on a razor arete protected by bolts and finishes with a steep dihedral with a tips crack and deep gas pockets. A footledge halfway up provides a welcome rest between the two sections.

Location

Begin on a large pillar-boulder just left of the Double Helix start

Protection

Six bolts to ledge. Gear above ledge: cams from 00 c3 to #1 c4. Double 0 c3 and .4 c4

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t.schwartz
  5.13-
t.schwartz  
  5.13-
This thing is heads up the entire way! The first move, the arete crux passing the last two bolts, and the overhanging dihedral make for a very difficult, technically demanding route. Watch the ledge when starting the dihedral, the climbing is hard right off the ledge. Hardest "12+" I've been on in awhile, very humbling! Great route! Dec 20, 2015