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Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2.
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By Steph Abegg
From: Bellingham, WA
Aug 2, 2016
Looking up Pitch 2, which continues up the Bugaboo Corner route. We linked this with Pitch 1. The crack above is a 4-5-inch offwidth. A #4 will not fit. We did not bring a #5. But once up there, we wished we had, especially since the crack was a bit wet. There were a few manky slings in the offwidth slung around chockstones and nuts set way back in, which provided a bit of mental comfort. This offwidth was the hardest and least enjoyable part of the route for us; I think if it had been dry and we had a #5 it would have been more enjoyable. After that, everything on the route felt well-protected. Unless you feel really comfortable in this size of offwidth, I would advise bringing a #5 for this pitch. You won't need it though for the rest of the route and it is a heavy piece to carry upwards if you don't need it. I suppose you could leave the cam hanging from the anchor at the top of Pitch 2 and collect it on the way down, but I would personally be a bit wary of leaving the cam just hanging there on such a popular route, for a few reasons. One option would be for the leader to lower down a short ways from the anchor and clean the #5 and then lower the cam on a rope to the partner still at the base of the route; this would work if you had two ropes and linked Pitches 1 and 2. Or just have the follower carry the cam up the route....
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Pitch 2.

Submitted By: Steph Abegg on Aug 1, 2016
On this route:
Sunshine Crack (5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c )
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