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Rock Climbing Photo: Climber working a hard route on the "5.13 Wal...
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By Jon Nelson
Administrator
From: Bellingham, WA
Sep 21, 2015
Looks steep and hard!
By applewood
From: Tonasket, WA
Sep 21, 2015
Yes, too hard for me to try. The guys said maybe 5.12, but there were often no rests I could see for the first 50' or so feet and so I couldn't see how that would be possible….

I guess if you have it dialed in and weigh less than 140 lbs… and pee on you hands first (supposedly that helps baboons…).

Fun place though.
By Jon Nelson
Administrator
From: Bellingham, WA
Sep 21, 2015
That's interesting about the baboons.

I can grip wood holds better with moist hands. Tap water or saliva, not urine for me. (And a friend tells me that he can hold plastic slopers for longer if he moistens his hands.) But I still need additional aids for the overhanging 12s.
By applewood
From: Tonasket, WA
Sep 21, 2015
Yes, 5.12's… mechanical pulley/hoist might work for me these days.

I spent a year in South Africa as an exchange student years ago. Learned about the baboon thing then. I've never actually tried it. We used to see polished holds on the quartzite faces from their climbing (when you think about the ages it's boggling - maybe many millions of years of baboon paths). Once we found a baboon carcass at the base of a climb.
By Micah Klesick
Administrator
From: Vancouver, WA
Sep 22, 2015
Looks fun! Definitely the best looking wall I've seen pictures of out there so far!!
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Climber working a hard route on the "5.13 Wall - Right Side", showing just how steep the lower face is.

Submitted By: applewood on Sep 21, 2015
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