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Jonah Benkert's World Famous Homemade Humble Pie 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 5 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: N. Rosser, J. Wyland
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Submitted By: Jon Nelson on May 7, 2013

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High up on Humble Pie (11c) (photo from Defecto)

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Description 

The first pitch is the same as "Tour of Duty". To repeat that info:

Start from a gold-colored bolt atop a pedestal on the left side of the wall.

P1: 11b. Bouldery start up clean rock (5.11b) then turns to fourth class for the second half of the pitch.

P2: 11b. Also a bouldery start. Go under an overhang then up to the right side of an obvious boulder to a large belay.

P3: 10b. Scale the black pillar to the base of the headwall.

P4: 11c. Here the fun really starts. 11c face climbing on an otherwise blank wall leads to a belay in an alcove.

P5: 10b. Moderate climbing to a ledge that then traverses right (5.10b) on a large rail to a belay on a large ledge with two trees. Here you can join the last pitch of "Tales From Zahajko" or rappel.

Every pitch on this route is good.

Location 

The overview image shows the entire route.

Protection 

Quickdraws with one optional blue tcu


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Stephen Shrader high on Humble Pie during the seco...
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Nic Rosser starting the first pitch of Humble Pie ...

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By Thomas Ramier
Jul 19, 2015

The Crown Jewel of the Quarry routes.

Approach pitches 1 and 2: total choss.

What little redeeming qualities pitch 3 may have had are squandered on appallingly dirty and loose rock in, and proximal to the line of poorly placed bolts that invite ledge falls and avoidable awkward clipping stances on rusty non-stainless sub-grade hardware.

Pitch 4 may be worth walking to the top of the cliff and rappeling down to the hanging belay, but why bother?

A better option would be to climb elsewhere. Or consider staying home and watching TV. If you live in Seattle, you may enjoy traversing the outside of the water tower in Volunteer Park. Challenge someone to a foot race up the stairs to the top. The views are spectacular.
By Jon Nelson
Administrator
From: Bellingham, WA
Jul 20, 2015

That's a pretty funny comment Tom.

Oh my though, I didn't know those bolts were rusting.

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