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Columns Holiday 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Andy Fitz, Ed Mosshart. Jan 1989
Season: West facing
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Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on May 1, 2012

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    Fun, safe climbing on great stone. Crux seems to be getting to the first bolt, though there are plenty of thoughtful moves above.


    The bolted line on the pillar to the left of Orange Sunshine. A finger crack up a smooth face leads to the first bolt.


    Bolted, but you'll want small gear getting to the first bolt and perhaps between the 2nd and 3rd bolts. Anchor on top.

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    By SHOPE Christian
    From: Corvallis, OR
    Oct 3, 2013

    challenging balancy climbing on the edge of a pillar face. I stem/flagged off to the left for the finish but was unsure of the neighboring but distant pillar being 'in'.
    By andyf
    From: Tacoma, WA
    Oct 4, 2013

    I (as the first ascentionist) have always climbed straight up at the finish, using two small high crimps and high-stepping onto the good edge you clip the last bolt from. I've always considered this the crux of the route.
    By geoff georges
    From: Seattle, Wa.
    Apr 20, 2015
    rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

    Andyf- did you rebolt this with nice big SS bolts?
    By andyf
    From: Tacoma, WA
    Apr 20, 2015

    Yeah, several years ago.
    By A.wilk Wilk
    From: Olympia, WA
    Sep 26, 2016
    rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

    The start is a bit tricky before you reach the first bolt but it protects well with small cams. No need for gear anywhere else on the route.

    The top is definitely the crux with two small crimps and a ton of feet to work with. I avoided the corner and I don't think you would need it to work through this bit.
    By Joe Petroske
    From: North Bend, WA
    Nov 15, 2016

    Before the first bolt is sketchy but fun. Crux is at the top, tempting to cheat it and use the corner, but with a couple high crimps you'll be at the top. The anchor is over the edge at the top; if you're setting up a top rope bring up long slings to prevent the rope from running over the edge.

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