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Burma-Shave S,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Crack of Noon T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Middle Chimney T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Tetris S,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Kevin MP on May 13, 2018
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

A gritty adventure on a proud line. Start from the ground in a wide splitter. Follow the intermittent hand and finger crack, past a few ancient pitons, occasionally climbing out right on the face. Glorious finish hiking straight up big horizontals. Belay from the south face anchors to bring up your second or set a natural anchor on top.

Not sure the history here, presumably the Staenders in the 60s and some Mazamas activity before the road was closed to vehicle traffic. Considering the loose rock cleaned this go around, I doubt the full line had been climbed before and certainly not free.

Location

The tallest, downhill aspect of the tower, with a crack splitting the middle. Left of the sport routes.

Protection

Single cams to #3 with doubles from .5 to 2, optional #4.

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