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Megalomania

5.11a, Sport, 5 pitches,  Avg: 3 from 4 votes
FA: Michal Rynkiewicz, Ryan Hoover
Washington > Central-W Casca… > Skykomish Valley > Index > Diamond Area > Diamond
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure: Upper Cheeks Details

Description

P1: 10d -  Climb the first pitch of Centerfold/Sliding into First. Climb the face clipping bolts, the pitch traverses left at around the 60 ft mark.
 
P2: 10d - Clip the first 3 bolts of Centerfolds 2nd pitch. Where Centerfold starts veering right onto gear, trend slightly left and upward following the bolt line and perfect lower town wall style edges. This will wrap back around to the top of Centerfolds 2nd pitch anchor.
 
P3: 10b - A short pitch with some fun moves go out right and meet back up with the anchors for the 3rd pitch of Centerfold.
 
P4: 10d - Break onto the arête of Centerfold. Arête slap and heel hook up to an anchor on a great pedestal belay.
 
P5: 11a  Continue up the arête. Outrageous movement and position on this pitch.

Location

Up!

Protection

Bolts

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Ethan displaying the French Blow
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Stamati on the final pitch
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Stamati on p4
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Mike entering the crux
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Stamati on the final Pitch
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Yellow is Meglomania, Green is Centerfold
[Hide Photo] Yellow is Meglomania, Green is Centerfold
Ethan on p2
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Stamati on the final pitch
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The Megalomania Arete
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[Hide Comment] Took a lap on this yesterday with Jack Taylor. Really fun mix of delicate/technical with some reachy power moves. The cleaner it gets the better it will be. One seep on pitch 2 that can mostly be climbed around, otherwise the route is already totally dry. Stout for the grade, but that's par for the course. Definitely took some hangs to unlock some sequences. Would be an impressive onsite. Huge thanks to the developers for another great Diamond route. Apr 22, 2019