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rap pitch 1 of Cloud Nine
A great 2 pitch line that can be done in one if you have a 60m.
P1- Tricky start (for a shorter person) leads to an excellent hand and fist crack (easier). Finishes at a two-bolt belay anchor. 5.8
P2- Climb a slabby dihedral protected by three bolts (you can add gear too). This is the crux of the route. Some fun stemming. (A 5.9+ goes right.) Then traverse left on a much easier hand crack. Bolted anchor.
In the center of the main crag. Left of leap of faith, Obvious hand crack...
Gear to 3.5 camalot for the first pitch.
At the top of Cloud Nine!
Lina leading up Cloud Nine (pitch 1) at Pearly Gat...
By Lina Baker
May 6, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Leavenworth guidebook calls it a 5.8, however, opening sequence is pretty stout. The rest of the climb is a series of perfect jams, and a crack that takes pieces well. Crux of the first pitch happens after 4 or so pieces. Great stuff!
By Jessica T
From: seattle, wa
Oct 7, 2015
I love this route as a linked route (2 pitches linked as 1). Single rack is fine with a 60 meter, though it'll take 2 raps to get down. Goes at 5.9 if you climb both pitches
By Zach Parsons
From: Tacoma, WA
Jul 13, 2016
P2 is not to be missed! Cool moves and an awesome belay seat. It was nice to have a small cam between the first and second bolts.