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Labor Pains 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c PG13

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: wayne wallace on Aug 17, 2015

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Start on Chockstone route then head up left toward...


There are 3- 5.11a pitches on the route, each slighly more devious than the last. The Rock is great, the climbing superb, gear is adequate to good.
Start on Chockstone route then head up left towards ledge with clean slab above. Full 60m
p2 follow clean cracks up slab to corner with wide section to pinch .
p3 is a fun, steep outing up and left through overhangs on fun flakes.
p4 is fierce and not-so-obviously goes up to wild overhang then left and up to easy slabs


in between Chockstone route and West Face.


one and a half sets of everything is fine, single on 2,3, didnt take a 4. Include tiny cams, stoppers/brassies.

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By wayne wallace
From: Seattle
Aug 17, 2015

Did a trip report on this outstanding climb.
By wayne wallace
From: Seattle
Jun 1, 2016

Did it again this year! Labor Pains part 2
By Jplotz
From: Wenatchee, WA
Jul 25, 2016

Fun, in a uniquely terrifying sense. Like Wayne states in his second TR, if a few of the pins could be replaced with bolts, and the P3 anchor could be updated (one if the bolts is very sketchy), then this would be an outstanding route! I'm not advocating bolting the adventure out if it, but it is borderline dangerous as is.
By hummerchine
Jul 25, 2016

I was with John, and this route is R in it's current state. Plus the Supertopo shows gear to 2 inches when you really need gear to 4 inches (which their written description states...we just looked at the topo). The last pitch just looked WAY too dicey...hard climbing off what is essentially a one-bolt belay. It looked to me like if you fell on the last 5.11 crux up higher and pulled the bad pin you would likely zipper whatever funky gear you might have gotten in and take a massive factor 2 whipper onto the belay. We wisely bailed. Fun climbing but you better enjoy this kind of dangerous gnarl...I don't.

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