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Routes in Snow Creek Wall

Edge of Space T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hyperspace T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Iconoclast T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mary Jane Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Orbit T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Outer Space T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
RPM T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
RPM (2nd pitch early exit) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
White Slabs T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Type: Trad, 700 ft, 6 pitches
FA: unknown
Page Views: 350 total, 35/month
Shared By: Tavish Hansen on Feb 18, 2017
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

For those wanting to add yet another classic pitch of 5.8 to 5.9 climbing to Outer Space, this is a must do. The splitter dihedral that makes up the first part of RPM's 2nd pitch can be climbed without having to commit to pulling the .10b roof.

Pitch 1: Climb any of the several options to get to the anchors at the base of RPM's 2nd pitch.
Pitch 2: Climb left from the anchor into the small right facing dihedral system and start laybacking your way up the beautiful corner for almost 35 meters. Once you reach the roof, pull left around the edge of the corner to a line of holds that traverses 15 feet left, then follow an easy 5th class ramp to a huge ledge with some trees. Because of rope drag from the traverse, it is advisable to belay your second up from a large slung block as soon as you reach the low 5th class ramp and do the short section to the ledge separately.
Pitch 3+: From here you can continue to the top on Outer Space.

See info for RPM and Outer Space.

Protection

Same rack as for Outer Space. Single or double length sling extensions are necessary for pieces you place before, during, and after the traverse to keep rope drag down.

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Tavish Hansen
Seattle, Washington
Tavish Hansen   Seattle, Washington
Its possible to end up above or below the ideal spot, but there is a protectable, albeit somewhat dirty crack leading straight left from the roof that provides some good handhoolds, with chickenheads below for feet, which was no harder than 5.7 Jun 11, 2017
Jplotz
Wenatchee, WA
Jplotz   Wenatchee, WA
I've done this variation and recall it being run-out slab with your last piece way behind and below you at the roof. Felt harder than 5.9 to me, but maybe it was a high gravity day. Mar 10, 2017