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A Good First Trad Climb T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Agent Orange T,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Corner Flash T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Delusions of Adequacy T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Delusions of Grandeur T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Last Delusion, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Undertow T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Isabel Melchor, Ben Egbers, Maria Hines, Doug Taylor
Page Views: 757 total · 231/month
Shared By: Douglas Taylor on Jul 13, 2018
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Access Issue: October 8-9 LTW limited access. Details

Description

It's a good first trad climb.

Lots of hand holds and good feet.  The pro is mostly small with key placements in horizontals along the way.  Tops out with a super fun 5.6 finger crack that takes nuts really well.

The FA was Isabel Melchor's First Trad Climb.

Location

To the right of Corner Flash.  Go back down the trail from Corner Flash about 20 feet, then head up a subtle trail that will get you to the base.

Protection

Nuts and Cams to .75. Alternatively, you could also use multiple #6's in addition to the Nuts and Cams.

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benegbers
Seattle, WA
 
benegbers   Seattle, WA
 
Super fun! Good gear all the way up, solid hands and feet, great rock quality. Thanks for putting it up, DT! Jul 14, 2018
timsh Shoultz
Sammamish, WA
 
timsh Shoultz   Sammamish, WA
 
Was climbing in the area and Doug encouraged us to give this newer route a try. Fun and easy route at the end of the day. Significantly easier than corner flash or the 5.8 variant to Toxic Shock. Stay right as you go up to find the finger crack at the top.

This would be a good first trad lead. You pieces can be a bit spread out distance wise, but the climbing is super easy. If you were really nervous you could plug a couple #5's low, but not really needed for the movement on the low portion. Jul 27, 2018

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