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Golden Pagoda S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Grandpa's Cough Syrup S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
La-Z-Boy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Papa's Bulge S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Power Pagoda S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sunday Stroll S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: B. Scott
Page Views: 415 total · 16/month
Shared By: Ben Scott on Mar 28, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description [Edit]

This is a stunning line up the steepest, central section of the Pagoda Tower. Rock quality, position, and movement give this route all the stars you need. Don't be surprised if you get a few honks and gawkers on this nearly roadside crag.

Start with 3 bolts of face climbing with a tricky move before the mantel onto the ledge. The first crux is right off the ledge with slopers, crimps, and compression to reach a slopey hole. After the slopey hole, continuous and pumpy underclings lead to a final, desperate stab to a cool, pinchy jug at the lip.

Clipping the 2nd bolt off the ledge can be tricky. Shorter climbers have rodeo-clipped this bolt off the ledge. It is best to climb Power Pagoda first and set the draws on Golden Pagoda on your way down.

Location [Edit]

This route is located on the Pagoda Tower. From the parking, walk along the river until you pass La-Z-Boy. Turn uphill here, and follow the edge of a scree slope to the base of the route. A short 5th class downclimb leads to the belay ledge. If in doubt, get a belay down to the ledge.

Protection [Edit]

8 bolts + 2-bolt anchor.

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