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Last Visit: Dec 29, 2017
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

West Face Direct

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 (1)

Trad, 3 pitches, 300'

Idaho > North Idaho > ... > West Face/Chimney Rock

Jul 10, 2017

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: jamming up twin cracks pitch 4

jamming up twin cracks pitch 4

Washington > Northwest Region > ... > West Ridge (5.8)

Jul 17, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: pitch 5 left line

pitch 5 left line

Washington > Northwest Region > ... > West Ridge (5.8)

Jul 17, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: 40 degree snow couloir on approach.

40 degree snow couloir on approach.

Washington > Northwest Region > ... > West Ridge (5.8)

Jul 17, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: working up pitch 1

working up pitch 1

Washington > Northwest Region > ... > West Ridge (5.8)

Jul 17, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: stemming the crux sequence on pitch 2

stemming the crux sequence on pitch 2

Idaho > North Idaho > ... > West Face Direct (5.9 PG13)

Jul 17, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Pictograph Dome left slab route

Pictograph Dome left slab route

Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > ... > Paranoid Eyes (5.10c)

Jul 12, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin enjoying the views.  Priest Lake in the back...

Kevin enjoying the views. Priest Lake in the background. Don't forget to sign the summit ledger under the large cairn.

Idaho > North Idaho > ... > West Face Direct (5.9 PG13)

Jul 10, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Dean moving out from under small roof on Pitch 3 h...

Dean moving out from under small roof on Pitch 3 heading for the finish

Idaho > North Idaho > ... > West Face Direct (5.9 PG13)

Jul 10, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Dean moving out of the chimney top of pitch 2 onto...

Dean moving out of the chimney top of pitch 2 onto large belay ledge

Idaho > North Idaho > ... > West Face Direct (5.9 PG13)

Jul 10, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: West Face Direct route

West Face Direct route

Idaho > North Idaho > ... > West Face Direct (5.9 PG13)

Jul 10, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Hanging Tree removed from Pit Bull wall

Hanging Tree removed from Pit Bull wall

Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > ... > Swinging Under the Hangin' ... (5.11d)

Aug 9, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Hi way rock, mile post 28 st route 291, about 6 mi...

Hi way rock, mile post 28 st route 291, about 6 miles west of Tum Tum. These are routes added in 2015 so far. More new development coming.

Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > ... > Highway Love (5.10c/d)

Oct 14, 2015

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Tum Tum > Thunder Dome > Master Blaster (5.11-)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Dec 29, 2017

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Comments: delicate face climbing start leads to layback flake crux. Finish is relaxed and a welcome rest. Another excellent route by Troy nice variety and movement. Great scenery above Pitbull wall.


Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Tum Tum > Banana Split Dome > Banana Split (5.8)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Aug 9, 2017

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Comments: This is a classic line on Pitch 2, which hasn't been touched other than to add new anchor chains. The first pitch is a throw away to reach the good section and had minimal options for protection. Now more people can access the best climbing quickly and safely, or choose to do it the old school way if desired. I might also mentioned that no one had likely climbed this route in over a decade due to the 40 feet of impenetrable brush blocking the wall. Thanks to the efforts of the new owner ... more >>


Location: Washington > Northwest Region > North Cascades > Washington Pass > Silver Star and connected s... > ... > West Ridge (5.8)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Jul 17, 2017

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Comments: We climbed the route on the June 20th encountering plenty of snow on the approach. Could have used an ice ax on the decent, 40 degree snow couloir about 400 ft, but managed with crampons and trekking poles. Excellent moderate cracks on several pitches, good protection, and large belay ledges. Thought the crux was actually a short section of pitch 4 above the twin splitters with a couple tricky moves into a right facing corner. Small Alien worked great to protect top run out on pitch 8.


Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Tum Tum > Thunder Dome > Furiosa (5.10c/d)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Jul 12, 2017

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Comments: work the side pull hold just above the second bolt to reach the crack. Find the feet to traverse the crack well left, pumpy but good solid. Lay back flakes above are fun moves.


Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Tum Tum > Pictograph Rock > Paranoid Eyes (5.10c)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Jul 12, 2017

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Comments: recently added bolts make this a safe, fun slab climb. Route is somewhat serpentine, so just follow the better hand holds. Crux is in the middle with some smear foot holds. Nice new anchor chains with lower off hooks.


Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Tum Tum > Pitbull Wall > Loud Pipes Save Lives (5.11a)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Apr 17, 2017

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Comments: I wouldn't call this a warm up considering the pumpy moves up the flake to reach the incut ledge for a needed rest. Move out sharply left and pull up to the horizontal crack. Bring a #1 cam to place here to protect runout. lets up slightly for the last 3 bolts but will still keep your attention. With some beta, like I had from Troy probably 10d, on-sight 11a.


Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Tum Tum > Banana Split Dome > Southpaw (5.8)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Oct 6, 2016

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Comments: Great route to warm up for the other routes on the Banana Split Dome.


Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Tum Tum > Banana Split Dome > Soul Gravy (5.10c/d)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Oct 6, 2016

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Comments: Finding the handle is the key to this route. You'll know what I mean once you climb it. A lot of variety in this one including a thin balancy finish.


Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Tum Tum > Pitbull Wall > Swinging Under the Hangin' ... (5.11d)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Aug 8, 2016

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Comments: The business starts off the deck. The Crux is the finish however when the crack runs out. Very fun movement and technical challenge. Good luck on-sighting this one.


Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Tum Tum > Pitbull Wall > Don't Fall for Stray Dogs (5.10b PG13)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Aug 8, 2016

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Comments: The middle section requires a micro cam in the horizontal crack leading left from the flake corner, as the flake corner has no crack for gear at this point. This is the crux moving above that piece and a little run out, hence the PG-13. Move up the corner and then left over the bulge. The last placement is just behind the bulge and can't been seen from below. The route is committing and more strenuous than it looks.


Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Tum Tum > The Apron (aka Highway Rock... > Orion (5.10b)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: The first pitch if off limits for access until further notice at the landowners request. You can still climb the upper buttress via access from the parking lot and the climbers trail. There are several excellent routes on the ledge just left of the 4th 10b pitch start for Orion. Makes it worth the hike up to climb these routes.


Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Tum Tum > The Apron (aka Highway Rock... > Razor's Edge (5.11a)
By: Kevin Driscoll When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: The top of the "razor thin" flake broke off leaving a more difficult move to the next bolt, which needs to be moved lower.


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