Type: Sport, 270 ft (82 m), 2 pitches
FA: Herb Laeger and Mark Krebs (Oct 1998)
Page Views: 285 total · 12/month
Shared By: Dave Daly on Jan 11, 2022
Admins: Cory B, Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

You & This Route

1 Opinions
Your To-Do List: Add To-Do ·
Your Star Rating:
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty Rating:
-none- Change
Your Ticks:Add New Tick
Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Coming soon to the onX Backcountry Mobile apps. For more information see this post.

Description Suggest change

Russell In The Wind (5.10a)

This fantastic route was dedicated to the memory of Russell Nakatsucasa, who was Herb's good friend and climbing partner at the time. Russell died doing what he loved most....climbing in the great outdoors! This route is a good warm up to the routes next door.

Pitch #1:

Start a ledge with a shallow corner next to a bush. Stem the corner to gain the first bolt. Clip three bolts along the way before gaining the small roof above. Move out right below the roof then up on delicate balanced moves before reaching larger hold above. Traverse left then mantle (committing) up before gaining four more bolts and finally the 2-bolt anchor. (120', 5.10a)

Pitch #2:

Head up a shallow corner then to the face above on decent holds. Follow the line of bolts to a large ledge with a 2-bolt belay. (150', 5.10a)

Make 2 rappels to the ground

Location Suggest change

This route starts 25 feet left of 'Electric Puppy Machine'

Protection Suggest change

- (2) 70 meter ropes (to facilitate the rappels)
- 8-10 quickdraws (some as alpine draws to extend)
- A handful of small cams (sizes .0 to .5)


- No Photos -