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Bad Makeup (5.11c/5.9) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Breaking Through the Layers S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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
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FA: GFFA 3/7/15 by Chad Ellars & Amy Corcoran
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Shared By: another Chad on Mar 8, 2015
Admins: Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Licorice Line is the shady off-width on the left side of the wall. The 25 foot crack starts at about 5" wide and expands to about 10" at the top. Edges and jugs pepper the sides of the crack making for simple off-width experience.

Amy and I cleaned a large amount of the loose blocks out of the crack. There's still quite a bit of loose rock though it's deeper in the crack and smaller stuff. Your belayer will still want to wear a helmet.


Large nuts, #6 C4 and .4 C4. That was my placement sequence, yours might be different.

Alternately, a 9" Valley Giant walked up the crack could be your sole piece of gear.

Fixed anchor.


Micah Klesick
Kalamazoo, MI
Micah Klesick   Kalamazoo, MI  
Hell yea!! Nice work getting on it! Mar 8, 2015
another Chad  
Thanks Micah!!

Chad Mar 9, 2015
dydayley   camas,wa
Really Fun route. brought a 5 and 6 C4. Both were useless as the crack gets really wide. I found my tiny C3's to be just right along with one bomber #3 C4 to protect the exit near the end of the off width. Feb 11, 2016

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