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Routes in Rattletale Wall

Amphibian, The S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Arch Enemy T A4
Avenging the Goddess Kring T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bonobo, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Chasin' the Lizard T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Claw, The T,TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Cricket, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jane Goodall S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Kubla Khan and the Fountain of Eternal Stoke T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Millipede, The TR V2 5+
Orangutan, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rattletale T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shrew, The S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Snake, The T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Source, The S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wasp, The T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
With Man Gone Will There Be Hope For Gorilla T A2
Womb, The T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
ze Squid T,TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Trad, TR, 90 ft
FA: Ryan Hoover, Michal Rynkiewicz
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Shared By: Ryan Hoover on Aug 24, 2015
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Access Issue: October 8-9 LTW limited access. Details


Start up knobs and moving left into a mantle past the first bolt. Continue into a thin crack and another mantle to a ledge. Make some catwalk moves out left into a corner. Alternatively, one could finish the crack direct and end at The Shrew/Ze Squid Anchors.


Access via The Cricket or The Claw, just left of The Shrew. All routes in this area can be top roped via scrambling up and right of the source.


Bring doubles to .5 including a handful and some brass offsets! Two new bolts were recently installed.


Stig .
Stig .   Seattle
Excellent route! It's challenging, but not too hard, the gear is exciting and small, and the feature that you climb is unique and memorable. Highly recommended. Aug 31, 2015
wayne wallace
wayne wallace   Seattle
Wow, cant say enough about how fun this lead is! Never too difficult, but sustained and tricky climbing the whole way. On thin gear to top it off! I will be repeating this one again often. We did cricket to get to it, and belayed at the chains. This area could use a topo to clarify all the different ways. Oct 5, 2015
blue van, on the highway to no
Loganator   blue van, on the highway to no
I've been calling this zone "the zoo" because you can link up so many different routes together! Example: cricket into the snake (aka the snicket); cricket into ze squid (aka ze cricket); claw into the shrew (aka the clew. Or the shraw. Whatever). Basically 5 short to avenge height climbs all converge at the cricket anchors! Classic index Shena igans Nov 11, 2016
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover  
Haha, I've been calling it the animal kingdom. Nov 15, 2016
Eric Fjellanger
  5.10- PG13
Eric Fjellanger  
  5.10- PG13
Awesome route. In case the mentions of "brassies" and "ballnuts" are too subtle, be aware this one is a little spicy. 5.10- moves with A2 gear, there's enough, but it takes some work and experience to find it.

I do think there should maybe be a lower bolt, the moves to the first one are plenty hard, and blowing it would be bad. Jun 17, 2018
Scott McAmis
Seattle, WA
Scott McAmis   Seattle, WA
Be careful at the start. There have been a few injuries here from falling on the opening moves or from blowing small gear low on the route. Jun 24, 2018
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover  
Hey Scott, have you heard of more then one injury? To my knowledge, I thought there was only 1 from a ripped piece higher up (which has with held falls prior). We have spoke about adding an extra bolt in the said area, but I never felt the start to be to spooky? Jun 24, 2018
Scott McAmis
Seattle, WA
Scott McAmis   Seattle, WA
Hey, Ryan. The only other fall I know of was from when someone's foot slipped out before getting to the first gear placement. The injury was an ankle sprain, and they healed up okay. Jun 25, 2018
Everett WA
michal   Everett WA
We added bolts to the thin gear section. The gear is actually great and bomber if placed with care but due to complaints about the pro and a number of accidents we just decided to add two bolts. Now very safe. Jul 16, 2018

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