REI Community
Fisherman's Buttress - West Face
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Check Your Fly S 
Crappie Corner S 
Fish Face TR 
Piece of Carp T 
Power Bait S 
Professor Merten's T 
Rapala S 
Stanley-Slip Bobber S 
Trolling for Tuna S 


YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Brad Singer, July 1997
Page Views: 79
Submitted By: C Miller on Sep 26, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (8)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


Start off a small block and cast off up the lumpy face above. The crux comes early on as you reel in a small overlap/roof, but you'll need to fish around a little up higher to find the easiest line. The rock on this route is a little on the rough side, but it does provide some excellent friction and makes those improbable moves a little more secure.

Rapala is the name of a company that makes fishing lures.


Located about 10' or so uphill and right from Piece of Carp. Just beyond this route is a broken area of rock usable as a downclimb.


5 bolts, chain anchors

Comments on Rapala Add Comment
Show which comments
By Colin Schour
From: Big Bear Lake, CA
Apr 30, 2011

Fun climb. Great last move (mantle with high foot and slaby right hand).
By Phil Esra
Aug 17, 2014

Interesting mantel at the top!

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About