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A Garden Called Peace S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Anaphylactic Shock T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blackberry Jam T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Castle Black T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Community S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Criss Cross Applesauce S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cutting Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Daring to Fly S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Death of Koschei the Deathless , The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Fertile Crescent S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fight Club (Round Two) S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Heirloom Project S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Hive S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
John Henry's Hammer T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Littlest Birds (Closed Project) T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
My Secret Garden S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nest S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
New Closed Project S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Open Project S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Ovulation Send-sation S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rain Shadow S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Scorpion Hitchhikers Toilet Bowl Odyssey, The S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Scorpion Revenge S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Seraphim Nachash, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slithering Skink (AKA Dirty Skank) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Snug as a Snail S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Stasis Chamber, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Tombstone Project (Open Project) S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Vine (Open Project), The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b M6-7
Wildlings S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Jayson Nissen
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Shared By: Jayson Nissen on Mar 3, 2016
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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After I climbed this route my wife told me about the discover and disposal of a scorpion that was climbing on the towel in the bathroom. I imagine it rode all the way home in the cuff of my pants. The scorpions in the area are not really toxic, 1 out of 5, and seldom sting. This is the line left of the tight corner, as of right now it is the second climb you come to. It starts under the small roof and goes up the left facing crescent feature. The crux is at the third bolt which is best clipped from the jug above and left of the bolt. The bolt just below the ledge is a tough clip from the jugs but not too bad from the holds under it. I intend to move the first bolt left because stick clipping it sets up the potential for a pendulum fall into the roof.


The second bolted route that you come to on the cliff. There are rap rings at the top of the climb that can be lowered off of or rappelled from.


Bolts. Rap rings on top.


Micah Klesick
Vancouver, WA
Micah Klesick   Vancouver, WA  
Fun route, mostly cruiser 5.10 climbing, with the exception of a tricky crux midway up. This is currently the crag warm-up. Mar 5, 2016
Kevin MP
Redmond, OR
Kevin MP   Redmond, OR
5 bolts to anchors. Moving the first bolt a foot or two left seemed like a good idea. Great rock, a solid crux halfway up, plus a powerful bit above that. Standing up to the anchors felt exciting, but safe. Apr 6, 2016
Jayson Nissen
Corvallis, OR
Jayson Nissen   Corvallis, OR
I make the sidepull move up to clip the anchors with an extended draw then step back down to clip the rope through the draw. The holds around the anchors are not the buckets I always hope to find by a set of chains. Apr 7, 2016
Tom Holschuh
Idaho Falls
Tom Holschuh   Idaho Falls
I thought this was as hard or harder than My Secret Garden, on the far left side of the cliff. The footholds near the crux on Scorpion are much more delicate, which forces more specific foot placements with less secure handholds. I agree with previous posts, the holds near the anchors aren't jugs and create some excitement at the end. Overall, fun route and definitely worth doing. Nov 10, 2016

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