Type: Trad, 110 ft
FA: J Unema D Bloom 2014
Page Views: 848 total · 16/month
Shared By: Joel Unema on Oct 26, 2014
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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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