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Routes in Valley View West

AtaxiCrack T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cascadian Crack T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Empty Martry Breeding Room S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
My Sorrow Bleeds With Such Delight S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rock Party Vagabond S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Stairway to Heavin' S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Traverse to the Hole S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wicked Witch of the West S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Leeland Windham
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Shared By: Ben Gilkison on Jul 4, 2015
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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This route is BOSS and would be uber popular at areas like Little Si if it were transplanted. But, with the hike, I'm not sure it has been climbed more than a few times in its 15 year existence.

Steep rock leads up a clean face of varied and mostly positive holds through several baffling sequences. The Topout is CLASSIC. So GOOD.

Felt like 12b to me.


Right end of VVW.




Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
Thanks Ben, for adding these routes. Jul 4, 2015
Ben Gilkison
Ben Gilkison  
Jon, there is an unclimbed 11+ looking splitter crack on the right end of VVW that has your name on it! I was shocked it wasn't in the guide. Jul 5, 2015
that crack is not unclimbed, but was not included in the last guidebook. There is an anchor at the top. FA: Leland Aug 28, 2015
Ben Gilkison
Ben Gilkison  
Thanks Kurt! I think I realized that after the fact; my exit 38 guide being the older version. Looks like a really nice line! Aug 28, 2015

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