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20th Century Clock S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Big Tree 2000 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Big Tree, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bushy Galore T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Charlie Chan's Number One Suspect S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cornucopia T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Dirt Circus T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ginsu T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Magic Bus T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Masters of the Universe S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Penny Lane T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pucker Up S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Quin Konehead Pre-Memorial Route (aka The Kone), The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rash, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Road to Nowhere T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Silent Running T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tidbits – first pitch T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Till Broad Daylight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Total Soul T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Under the Bored Walk S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Whitelaw, Woods 2002
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Shared By: Curt Veldhuisen on Dec 8, 2017
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Description

Despite the unappealing name, this is a quality 2-pitch face climb that gets sunshine in the morning and shoulder seasons. Both pitches have 5.9 bits but are mostly easier knobby slab climbing. Normally quite clean, the very bottom accumulates some dirt and needles in the off season that is easily brushed off.

P1. Cross overlap with a small cam to reach a series of bolts and the crux. Easier knob climbing continues to the sloping ledge and onward to the anchor chains. 5.9.

P2. Straight up past more bolts and thin climbing. Toward the top, step right and then traverse left to the belay. 5.9+

Descend by double rope rappels.

Location

South face of 3 OClock Rock about 20 feet left of Magic Bus. The route starts by crossing the same thin overlap as MB about 10 feet up, then follows bolts up knobby slabs.

Protection

Draws and a few small cams for pitch 1. Shiny 3/8" bolts, thanks to DEA generosity!

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Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
Ah, I see. Thanks Curt. And many thanks DEA- Dec 11, 2017
Curt Veldhuisen
Bellingham, WA
 
Curt Veldhuisen   Bellingham, WA
 
Darrington Enhancement Association - nickname for the rotating group of regulars that keep up the roads, trails and routes up there. Pretty amazing how much time and $ some folks have invested. Dec 10, 2017
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
Thanks for posting this Curt -- it looks like another fun route on a crag loaded with fun routes.
But what is DEA? Dec 10, 2017

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