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Routes in (3) The Aviary

Blue Grouse S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Eaglet S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Felsschlüpfer (Rock Wren) S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Golden Eagle (extension to Eaglet, large roof) S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Kestrel (no need to speed) S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Osprey S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
You, Me, and Everyone We Know S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Amanto Marcotulli/Walter Burkhardt/River Ruhde
Page Views: 334 total, 19/month
Shared By: Walter Burkhardt 1 on Jun 30, 2016
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

Well bolted beginner route with a non traditional start move. Side pulls, under clings, lay backs.
A little background: on my forays up to Cooper Spur I would call out to what I thought was an owl hooting at me; four hoots and I would respond with four, this would go on until I couldn't hear anymore 1/2mi or more away. Turns out it was a Blue Grouse and it is their mating call; no wonder they kept up so long!

Location

On the same column as Felsschlüpfer just to climbers right.

Protection

11bolts

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Patrick Beeson
Portland, OR
  5.8
Patrick Beeson   Portland, OR
  5.8
I found this to be an enjoyable route. Nothing particularly challenging, just consistent climbing with lots of bolts and a great view at the anchors. Jun 26, 2017
Thanks, I tend to clean well, I weigh in over 200 so I make sure holds can take it. Jun 14, 2017
Byron Marohn
Portland, OR
  5.9
Byron Marohn   Portland, OR
  5.9
I'm going to agree with 5.9. 80% of the moves are probably 5.8, with just a few that are a little trickier. This climb is a great easier lead route or warm up - very consistent climbing with good flow to shake off the unpleasant hike up to the wall. Very well cleaned for a Klinger route, let alone a new route. May 28, 2017
5.9 - only because of the beginning (not straightforward 5.7 moves) and the end. The middle is more like a hard 5.8. Aug 26, 2016
David J. Thompson
Hood River
  5.7
David J. Thompson   Hood River
  5.7
5.7 Jul 28, 2016
Let me know what you think of the grade I have not been climbing much lately so I am not a good judge. Thanks, Walter. Jul 2, 2016