Avg: 3.3 from 36 votes
|Type:||Trad, 130 ft|
|FA:||JS, Janie Saviers-Steiger, Oct. 2014|
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|Shared By:||John Steiger on Apr 9, 2015|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
This is the left-most of the three parallel thin crack systems starting off a ledge about 30 feet off the ground on the north face of Dead Snag crag. Social Engineering starts by face climbing straight up past the left-most of the pair of bolts that protect access to the ledge (the right-most bolt marks the start of Call Me Slim). From the ledge, take the broken-looking crack on the left to get established in the nice thin crack above. Finger jamming leads to a break below a bulging bolt-protected headwall. Follow the bolts to chains. Between the second and third headwall bolt, you'll likely want some gear -- see below.
Social Engineering is about 25 feet right of Ad Lib and 20 feet left of the large chimney/gully that separates Dead Snag from Talk Buttress. The best approach is to follow the Storm Mountain trail cut-off toward the base of Stoerts' Ridge, then catch the short trail to the Direct North Ridge on Talk Buttress (see that page); you'll see the route on the smooth looking face to the left. Takes about 15 minutes to reach the climbs from the parking area across the road from the entrance to the Storm Mountain Picnic Area. With a 70m rope, lower from chains/fixed biners.