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Apollo 13 T,S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Beam Me Up, Scotty T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Star Chek S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 200 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Mike Vanwerkhoven, Brian Liu, Alan Trick 2017
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Shared By: Dru B. on Aug 2, 2017
Admins: Kate Lynn

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Description [Suggest Change]

A trad line left of Star Chek and located between the rap line and Star Chek. Climb three pitches:
1) scramble from fixed line to 5.3 crack to ledge with bush/small tree (gear belay),27 m
2) 5.6 splitter to big ledge w/ bolt belay(same belay ledge as SC), 25 m
3) Slim right facing 5.8 corner immediately left of Star Chek corner to bolt belay, 20 m

Location [Suggest Change]

Approach as per Star Chek. Rap in to climbers' left left of the climb or walk in along the sketchy riverside trail.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Rack from finger to hand sized, one 3" to 4" cam at end of 3rd pitch. Bring a little bit of extra gear for the first pitch trad belay or possibly link through to the ledge with a 60m?


Tess Wendel
Seattle, WA
Tess Wendel   Seattle, WA
Had a great time doing this line first while other parties sorted themselves out on star chek. Other than the 10 feet of sandy climbing at the bottom (due to being a new route) this route is perfect for beginner trad leads. The 5.8 pitch probably would be rated 5.7 other places because there are some good feet. We didn't have a 4 with us so just threw a #3 at the bottom of the wide section but to be extra comfortable if you were a super new leader you could bring the 4. We had a 60 m and a tag line so were able to do a single double rope rappel down to the hand line where this starts and back down again to do star chek. Aug 23, 2017

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