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Preying Mantle 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kevin Pogue, Ian Krueger, May 1993
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Submitted By: Colin Parker on Apr 9, 2012

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Chris led the route.


This route follows the obvious set of 10 or 11 closely spaced and right-leaning bolts in the center of the tilted pillars. Most of the challenging climbing comes in the first half and consists of cryptic mantles and wide stances. You can either start from the ground near the trail or from the top of the short broken pillars at the start of the route.


10 or 11 bolts. Optional gear (2" cam) if starting from the ground.

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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Nov 5, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

One could supplement the old bolts with a few cams on the way up. The bolting is ok, but sorta off at the lower crux and really spread out up higher, but the climbing is easier up higher.
Kevin Pogue, Ian Krueger, May 1993.
By Lan Dogan
From: Seattle, WA
Apr 6, 2015

Low crux, eases as you climb. Fun route.
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Apr 6, 2015

There was once a route of this name at Index. But it fell down and ceased to be. I hope it doesn't happen to this one too.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 22, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The rusty 1/4" machine bolts don't give one much confidence.
By beebeks
Feb 23, 2016

Thanks for mentioning those Geoff! We wished the bolts were more inspiring as well.

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