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Bad Makeup (5.11c/5.9) S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Breaking Through the Layers S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 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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Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Micah Klesick, Ethan Vella, George Zack
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Shared By: Micah Klesick on Mar 29, 2015
Admins: Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Fun, dynamic movement up the overhung left face. Has a fixed draw on the 3rd bolt.
Start up easy face moves to a high first bolt, then navigate two bulges to a ledge. Crack was not used due to massive amounts of poison oak in it.
Once on the ledge, either run it out easy moves to the fixed draw, or place a 1
or 2" cam (either works), and then clip the draw. Then strike up the face, to the roof, and over the left half of the roof (left half was FA route, roof can be navigated either way, slightly better holds on the left.)
The right face and arete is a 5.11+ project. Needs bolting (open).


An obvious bulging arete as you come down to the main part of the cliff.


5 draws, plus two for the anchor, and an optional 1" or 2" cam (not used on the FA).
Rap rings on anchor.


Topher Dabrowski
Portland, OR
Topher Dabrowski   Portland, OR
Great find, still some Poison Oak popping up. The jugs make this a fun line and powerful. I used a 0.5 Camalot to back up the move up to the 3rd bolt. Good feet keep appearing when you need them. Apr 9, 2015
dydayley   camas,wa
Great route. powerful! Friend led onsite up FA route direction and suggested I go to the right side of the face and use the arete. It was a great line up the arete. Sounded like it was suggested it may be 11+? Not sure if this is what was meant or if there is another bolt line that will be put up the face on the R side of the arete. The line I took did feel harder than the FA line, but not as hard as "breaking through the layers." Thanks for putting up this line. This is probably my favorite sport pitch! There is also a spot for a smaller nut below fixed draw. Oct 29, 2016
Micah Klesick
Kalamazoo, MI
Micah Klesick   Kalamazoo, MI  
I TR'd the right arĂȘte a while back, and felt it went in the 5.11 range, but it was hard to say. Glad you like the lines.
Also, if anyone wants to bolt the right arĂȘte line, they are more than welcome to do so. I just don't have time to get out and do it! Oct 30, 2016

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