Type: Sport, 95 ft (29 m)
FA: Alex Lemieux, Aug. 2019 with help from A. Mollard and A. Sinclair
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Shared By: Alex Lemieux on Sep 25, 2019
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

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After a few years of looking at this untouched clean face, I finally decided to give it a go. Hell Yes! climbs a “pillar” up to a bulge that leads up to an exciting, steep and thin headwall. A thin crimpy traverse across the face should get your attention...

Start by surmounting a small roof past the 1st bolt and continue up on easy ground up to the bulge guarding access to the steep face. High-step over bulge to get established on the impressive headwall. Stemming or using the corner to the right is OFF ROUTE and is considered POOR FORM!

The crux is a hard clip at bolt #10 followed by a technical traverse left across the blank face ending at a great rest on the arête. (The 2 old bolts out left are off route). The crux requires good footwork and tendons of steel!

Note that you won't be able to see the leader after he pulls the bulge.
CAUTION ***This is a new route and might still have loose rock***

Lower-off from steel biners at anchor (please don’t top rope in them).

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Look for the obvious clean upper face. Located right of Shelter From the Storm and left of Cause for Alarm.

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14 bolts to chains