Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Kiser and Kammereck 1996
Page Views: 276 total · 12/month
Shared By: Curt Veldhuisen on Feb 3, 2017
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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


One of the better 5.8 cracks at Erie, though comparison to the uber-classic Leavenworth splitter is a stretch. Starts steep and bouldery, then rolls over a bit with some smeary footing. The crack width is highly variable, occasionally widening enough for finger or hand jams. The leader might want a nut tool, as this climb seems to collect leaf debris.


Central Big Snag Wall – the obvious continuous seam/crack left of the bolted lines.


100% gear protected until final chains. A single set of nuts and cams to 3” should do. Placements are adequate, though some are shallow and insecure, so not a great beginner lead.


Curt Veldhuisen
Bellingham, WA
Curt Veldhuisen   Bellingham, WA
GoPro prespective: youtube.com/watch?v=_Yu2k5g… Feb 3, 2017
Really enjoyed this route.

I'd contend that the pro on this route was pretty good; I felt there were plenty of places for gear, and most of the climb is 5.7 with stable stances offering comfort and time to find the right spot/piece. May 31, 2017
Kyle Bodamer
Bellingham WA
Kyle Bodamer   Bellingham WA
Placed alot of nuts on this climb, not too many jams on this crack but it was fun for the area. Oct 7, 2018