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Routes in Liquid Sky

Liquid Sky S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mistaya S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Reclining Pine Direct T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Search, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Joe Buszowski (1984)
Page Views: 172 total · 17/month
Shared By: Sarah Meiser on Aug 27, 2017
Admins: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra

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Description [Suggest Change]

This is an incredible sport route that doesn't seem like it should exist in the natural world. Jugs and hand jams in horizontal cracks lead up a steep wall.

Getting to the first bolt is a bit funky, but trust me, it's worth it. Start up the corner left of the bolt (this is the beginning of the trad line called Reclining Pine). When you're level with the bolt, traverse right to reach it via a horizontal finger crack and smeary feet. A finger sized cam works well if you'd prefer to protect this bit. Alternatively, when I climbed it there was a perfect length stick on the ledge that people were obviously using as a stick clip (bring your own tape!).

After clipping the first bolt, enjoy heavenly steep and positive climbing all the way to the anchor. The hard part is choosing between jugs and bomber hand jams while trying not to get pumped out!

Location [Suggest Change]

Located on the upper tier of Liquid Sky. To access the start, either climb Reclining Pine Direct (5.10a trad) or Reclining Pine Short (large 5.6 trad corner to the right of Reclining Pine Direct). Derek Galloway indicates in Bow Valley Sport that one can also reach the start via an exposed 4th class traverse.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Nine bolts lead to a two bolt anchor.

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