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Daring to Fly 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Micah Klesick
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Micah Klesick on Feb 10, 2016

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Kevin starting the crux


This is the 5 star route here and a must do!
Climb up good holds on the right side of the "cave" to a large hold about 30' up. Pull a quick cruxy move, and shake out. Work up to a high clip and then figure the unique crux out, requiring both technique, power and compression. Get a final shake on the jug, and then finish the last pumpy moves to the anchor. A surprisingly sustained route, despite the several good holds and (mostly) vertical terrain.


third route to the left.


8 bolts plus two for the anchor. Rap Rings on the anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Really fun route up the clean prow
BETA PHOTO: Really fun route up the clean prow
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin leading Daring to Fly
Kevin leading Daring to Fly

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By Kevin MP
From: Redmond, OR
Apr 21, 2016
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Willamette Valley climbers get stoked! A proud line up the beautify prow. Powerful (dynamic?) move down low then an awesome techy crux section up high moving through sidepull features which generates a good pump for the slightly easier run to the anchors. In warmer weather conditions are best in the morning when the trees keep the route mostly shaded, and in the final hour before dark. Afternoon is a full sun roast.
By Jayson Nissen
From: Corvallis, OR
Sep 29, 2016

Finally sent this beautiful line. Cleaning the 5.8 revealed a nice side pull and made the ramp much better to kneebar off of moving past the third bolt. The top was still very pumpy and reachy.
By Micah Elconin
Jul 10, 2017

A classic at an crag and a fitness test for the grade.

Fantastic stuff here.

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