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The region from Earwax Wall (which ends at Friends in Holy Places) to all regions further left.

Getting There 

Same approach as for the Upper Town Wall. Upon reaching Earwax Wall, just keep walking left.

An alternate approach is to turn off the UTW trail at Shady Lane, traverse the base of Shady Lane to the end, and meander up and right. It is a scenic way, but less traveled. The last part does not yet have an established trail and involves carefully skirting some bluffs -- so be careful if you choose this approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

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Everest Without Lycra 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Washington : Index : ... : Left of Earwax
Prominent bolted arete. Climb up easy blocky ledges until you can step onto the left side of the arete. Stay on the arete. The crux is near the 5th bolt, though there are 11ish sections near the bottom and top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Jun 13, 2014
Has anyone climbed Sportfishing?
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Jun 14, 2014
Sportfishing looks great, particularly the top.

I've never heard of anyone doing it though. Next time I visit the area, and it's dry, I'd like to give it a shot.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Mar 19, 2017
Jon, I came across 2 more routes 150' left of Sportfishing, short with ancient slings, overhanging about 40' long.
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Mar 20, 2017
Sky Valley Rock lists ' Vanessa Del Rio 5.12c PG between Sportfishing and Everest. Maybe that is one of the lines you saw?

Looks like a fair amount of potential new routes over there.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Mar 22, 2017
There is a 50' tall by 100' wide black slab left of buttress with Sportfishing. Next west is a cool overhanging wall, 2 short routes with old slings.
By Nate Redon
From: Seattle, WA
Mar 29, 2017
I've also been out there and wondered about those. Looks like plenty of fun stuff to be done. There are interesting looking mystery routes out past Shady Lane as well.
By michal
From: Everett WA
Mar 29, 2017
Those two shortish looking overhung splitters off that bench look great but unfinished . I'm down to put in some work!

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