Seasonal Raptor Nesting Closures
There are many seasonal raptor closures with varying dates and specific boundaries. These generally effect The Monument, Kiss of the Lepers, Picnic Lunch Wall and/or Smith Rock group, and possibly elsewhere. These usually run from February to the beginning of August, but each closure is usually shorter than this, and is dependent on the birds' behavior. Check this site for details: smithrock.com/seasonal-clos…
Risky Pass is a 110 foot, second pitch, sustained 5.10 with breath-taking position and still evolving rock quality. When accessed via Orion (5.10a), and finished off with Skydive (5.10c), it's a spectacular three pitch bolted route.
It's named after the questionable play call that cost the Seahawks the Superbowl in 2015, and was originally ascended as a second pitch to Hawks Nest, a route named in honor of the Seahawks' winning Superbowl effort in 2014.
Risky Pass is located on the same feature as Sky Ridge, but on the East (main area) facing aspect. It can be accessed any of three ways: via Asterisk Pass and the first pitch of Sky Ridge , as a second pitch to Hawks Nest (better), or as a second pitch/extension to Orion (best!). When linked in a single pitch with Orion, it's a 190 ft, sustained 5.10 with 20 bolts.
11 bolts to chain anchors on a comfortable ledge. Belay at the top. Descent: two rappels down the East face with a single 60 meter rope.