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Routes in Middle Wall

Abandonings S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Aboriginal Design S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Haiku S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mass Wasting S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Relics S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Skynet T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Unknown 7 S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: FA: Andy Fitz, Ed Mosshart, 1997 FFA: Jim Yoder, March 2002
Page Views: 234 total · 11/month
Shared By: Jeff Hebert on Sep 5, 2016
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description [Suggest Change]

Climb 5.8 in a corner up to a two-bolt anchor, then continue up moderate terrain with some moves past a roof at ~5.10d or so to a ledge where the route cuts right and through the crux roof. Clip a long draw on the bolt below the roof and set off on the adventure.

Watch out for a hollow-sounding block that you end up hugging with both hands. Good holds bring you to the next bolt, but things get quite a bit more difficult for the next two clips. Sloping holds below the roof get you to some critical, tough-to-find crimpers just above the roof.

If you can make it to a good jug at the next clip, you just need to keep it together on the final headwall with small edges to the chains. Great route.

Location [Suggest Change]

Far right end of The Cave, right of the pictograph

Protection [Suggest Change]

12 bolts, including clipping an anchor part of the way up

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James Ellis
Seattle, Washington
  5.11d
James Ellis   Seattle, Washington
  5.11d
I found the crux of this route to be not typical for the area or for Washington. It took me a minute to figure out. Fantastic, creative moves in an exposed and airy position. Go do it. Apr 12, 2017

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