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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
Type: Trad, 200 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Milke Vanwerkhoven, Brian Liu, Alan Trick 2017
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Shared By: Dru on Aug 2, 2017
Admins: Kate Lynn

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Description

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

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

Protection

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?

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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