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Class Action

5.11b, Sport, 50 ft (15 m),  Avg: 2.5 from 8 votes
FA: Cal Folsom, May 1991
Washington > Central-W Casca… > Skykomish Valley > Index > Upper Wall Lowe… > Lighthouse
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Description

A series of well protected balance moves that begin in a shallow right facing corner on perfect Index granite. Good friction the whole way with a crux between the 2nd and 3rd bolt. The route ends with a reach to jugs through a dyke.

Entirely cleaned from decades of detritus in 2019. All bolts are stainless hardware and their condition 30 years later is testimony to placing quality hardware. Mysteriously, I found no fixed anchors during cleaning, just four bolts leading into oblivion.

Location

This climb lies at "Shady Lane East" This is the series of overlaps and amazing roofs encountered on the UTW trail just below the UTW proper. Break left (west) along the base of this wall through some ferns and a short water runnel, Class Action will be 100 feet from the UTW trail. Continuing along this trail for five minutes brings climbers to "Shady Lane West"

Protection

four bolts and SS anchor rings.

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Pre clean charm.
[Hide Photo] Pre clean charm.
Levi Williams trying hard
[Hide Photo] Levi Williams trying hard
Doug Taylor and Scott Mccamis adding ASCA anchors on Class Action
[Hide Photo] Doug Taylor and Scott Mccamis adding ASCA anchors on Class Action

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Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
[Hide Comment] About that mystery--maybe they just went for a tree at the top.
It used to be standard in these parts.

Thanks for the reclean job and installing the anchor. The mystery to me is why this great crag fell into disuse. Feb 5, 2019
Jeff Kljaich
Seattle, WA
  5.11b
[Hide Comment] Ripped off an intermediate crimp off this route around the second bolt, and turned it into a sloping edge. It certainly doesn't affect the overall grading for the route. Jun 6, 2019
chris spalding
Seattle, WA
  5.11b/c
[Hide Comment] Huh, the crux for me was between bolts 1 and 2, not 2 and 3 (I thought that section was more heady than anything else). Maybe I had bad beta. No onsight, I'll have to come back for this one. It is really cool though! I'd say slightly harder than 11b, but this isn't "index .11b" whatever that means. The third and fourth bolt both need to be tightened; I would have done it but I didn't have a wrench with me. Sep 9, 2020