All Locations > Oregon > Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (z) Lower Gorge > West Side > (5) Jungle Land
Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|FA:||Alan Watts 1984|
|Page Views:||504 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||Jon Rhoderick on Sep 9, 2015|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionThis route is the hardest route at Smith with zero fixed lead gear. First climbed by Alan Watts during a breakout 5 month period where he went from FA'ing 12c to 13c, Masquerade has mostly sat forgotten as just another sandbagged thin crack, but the movement, position, and protection of the climb are nothing less than perfect.
Start off with some technical stemming off the ledge. A brief shake leads to an amazing crux on 'make-believe' holds. A complete rest after the crux allows you to remain fresh for the finishing tips and finger crack that stays on you until you clip the chains.