Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Bob Ordner and Eric Barrett
Page Views: 508 total · 14/month
Shared By: Nick Sweeney on Apr 4, 2016 with updates from Jeff Mergler
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

A fun, long pitch. Low down its slabby with good holds. Climb this section to a prominent first ledge. At this point you're facing the crux: climbing gets thin for the grade and the ledge presents a problem, so be careful clipping the bolt here - you do not want to fall here. Pro tip: on lead, reach up and clip a single carabiner (rather than a quick draw). Proceed up and over to another ledge then work up the pedestal and the leftward flakes and traverse right below the brow to the anchors. Easily done in 1 pitch.

Location

West Face of Big Rock, to the left of the chimney (the chimney is an alternate route called "Small But Fancy"). You'll climb to a ledge with a small tree/bush and then it's straight up!

Protection

All bolted, bring an alpine draw or two for the bolts up high to reduce rope drag.

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Matthew Thomas 1  
  5.9+
Fun climb. Just watch out when lowering. A 60 meter rope will get you near the ground but you have to down climb a move. Jun 29, 2016
Nick Sweeney
Spokane, WA
  5.9
Nick Sweeney   Spokane, WA
  5.9
This is one of my favorite pitches in Spokane - Steep, exposed climbing at a moderate grade. One day the upper half will fall off, but I will keep climbing it until then! Sep 6, 2016
Keely Coxon  
 
Interesting climb, I bailed on my initial attempt because I couldn't find my next bolt in the fading light at sunset. Things get run out further up and it felt sketchy at the time. Climbed it again the next morning and found the bolt I was looking for originally, thanks to some beta from my partners.

Be very careful on the higher ledge. As previously mentioned, a fall from there would not be ideal. Oct 28, 2017