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Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: B. Roberts, D. Kloke (2004)
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Shared By: Kyle Elliott on Jan 30, 2017
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Access Issue: Lower Main Wall/East Buttress Trails Re-opened Details

Description

A face climb starting on a ledge halfway up the cirque, heading up and diagonally right onto a slab with fantastic exposure. generally solid rock, a few loose stones at the start to watch out for. Crux comes somewhere around the 4th or 5th bolt.

An open-air rappel gets you to the base of the cirque. Tie knots on the ends of your rope.

Location

downhill, on the left side of the cirque. One must climb "cirque du Slabay" (5.7) to a large grassy ledge, or rappel from the top onto the ledge.

Protection

8 bolts.
chain anchors.

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Curt Veldhuisen
Bellingham, WA
 
Curt Veldhuisen   Bellingham, WA
 
Ordinary climbing in a truly spectacular position! Sep 18, 2017
Alex Fletcher
Anaheim, CA
 
Alex Fletcher   Anaheim, CA
 
a 60m rope got us down just fine. definitely a hidden gem in Erie. Oct 19, 2017
Kyle Elliott
Everett, WA
  5.7+
Kyle Elliott   Everett, WA
  5.7+
thanks Alex, I'll update the info. Oct 20, 2017
Tiffany Samson
Seattle, WA
  5.8
Tiffany Samson   Seattle, WA
  5.8
I felt that the traverse move in the middle on thin slab that would be a show stopper for a 5.7 climber. Lovely view. If you're lowering to the ledge, it's tricky. You need to hang onto the rope on the way down so the rope doesn’t swing you into open air off the wall, where you might not be able to get back to the ledge. Without the draws in as directionals its even harder to get lowered to the ledge. For this rope swing reason rappelling down to the base of the cirque may be better. Aug 2, 2018

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