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Little Provocation

5.9- PG13, Trad, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 0 from 1 vote
FA: Bill
Washington > Central Region > Frenchman Coule… > Middle E Wall
Access Issue: Voluntary raptor closure Details


I am not entirely sure this was in fact the crack I climbed, hard to tell when you enter obscure unclimbed terrain. It looked promising and turns out to has a ton of rotten crumbling rock. I was thinking it 5.8 but could have a move of 5.9.
Not recommended


maybe 400' west of Focal Point, the obvious last bolted route. I will try to better describe this after next visit.


mostly hand crack. There are a few spots that are wider and full of loose rock. If someone feels like cleaning some more, please do.

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Ethan Henderson
[Hide Comment] I don't think this is Little Provocation, as Little Provocation is past Sleeping with the Fish. Sleeping with the Fish is much more than 100 feet past Focal Point. Jan 25, 2020
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
  5.9- PG13
[Hide Comment] who knows, still trying to figure out this wall, maybe it was past 100'. Feb 3, 2020
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
  5.9- PG13
[Hide Comment] I have tried for over a year to find this route again, must have been in the twilight zone, I just can't find it. Sep 26, 2020
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
  5.9- PG13
[Hide Comment] and yes the Fish one is about 600' past Focal point, the trail past there is so bad you can only TR from above soon after. or rap in, or walk in from the west end. Sep 26, 2020