Type: Trad, 180 ft
FA: Sean Woods, Russ Ricketts,2008
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Shared By: geoff georges on Mar 5, 2015
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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I would say this could be 5.8, except for a few thin slab moves that are pretty run-out.
This is a 2nd pitch to the great West crack, which had a 2nd pitch ( the inside corner, now very overgrown)
It starts up the layback corner, traverse left out onto the slab and stay mostly in the middle of it.
If you venture to far left you will be on the 2nd pitch of Hotshots which is also 5.9 and worth doing as well.
You will either fuss over a 50' run-out trying to place tiny cams and brass nuts like I did or just run it out till clipping bolts.
After the 8 bolts there is a water runnel crack that is wide but much easier.


2nd tier level of Warrior Wall, starts at Metolius Rap hangers at top of West crack and Potato Chip flake.


Mostly the 8 bolts, standard rack of which you had on West Crack will do. Bolted anchor at the top, can rap down Prime Rib.


Pawel Janowski
Pawel Janowski   WA
The run-outs aren't too bad but protect well with larger pieces: I used a .75, 1 and two #2 cams. And 12 quickdraws total. Nothing to make this PG13 in my opinion.
I like this pitch because it's so long and continuous. Apr 4, 2016
I did this with Sean. As my memory serves me it goes like this. If there's gear then you use it and if it's face we bolted it. I really don't recall it being dangerous at all. Hmmm. Mar 19, 2018
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
Hi Russ, I might have been screwing it up, but I have climbed it twice on lead, as well as the Hotshots. So what I remember is after leaving the belay ledge, there is a nice layback, then veer over left out onto slab, I can't remember if there are bolts here.but there is gear, if you go too far left you end up on Hotshots, so then wander up the slab and the gear gets thinner, the angle is low but I encountered a 50' run- out with a couple of worthless pieces of gear, even if it was 30' or 50' it did not really bother me, I just thought climbers might want to know that, then you get to the bolts on the upper slab and there is some big space between one or two, which is typical on a slab, and then the water runnel which I think was like #3 cam. Mar 19, 2018