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The Caning

5.12b, Sport, 80 ft,  Avg: 3.1 from 9 votes
FA: John Rich 1997
Oregon > Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (z) Lower Gorge > W Side > (2) Wildfire Wall


Core power! Get psyched to squeeze some basalt. A step up from catalyst with a powerful crux around the 5th bolt. Edges, crimps, pinches and heel hooks will get you to a rest around mid-pitch with a slight challenge above at the chains.


left of Cornercopia


9 bolts

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Max Tepfer
Bend, OR
[Hide Comment] Expect a tough clip at the 5th bolt! May 4, 2015
Matt Farrell
Bend, Oregon
[Hide Comment] True. I used a pre-hung shoulder-length sling to make that clip a bit easier. Still hard though!

If you like this style of climb, and something harder than this interests you, go get on Hippo Wrestling on the other side of the river. Similar style of powerful compression, but a lot more of it! May 19, 2015