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ROTC 

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

   
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Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Paul Boving 1977
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Submitted By: Jesse James on Mar 14, 2006

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Redpointing an outstanding pitch. Photo by Tom Mic...

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Description 

This excellent, dead vertical, splitter crack ranges from fingers to thin hands to perfect hands. The climb starts from an enormous ledge halfway up the center part of midnight rock.

Soft at the grade.

Location 

You can climb Steven's Pass Motel, Sting, or Wasp to reach the giant ledge.

Protection 

Excellent gear the whole way. Gear to 2 inches.


Photos of ROTC Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down ROTC while lowering off. What an awes...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down ROTC while lowering off. What an awes...
Rock Climbing Photo: ROTC is the splitter crack on the right.
BETA PHOTO: ROTC is the splitter crack on the right.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the crack system of ROTC while low...
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the crack system of ROTC while low...
Rock Climbing Photo: The splitter hand crack at the end of ROTC. The cl...
BETA PHOTO: The splitter hand crack at the end of ROTC. The cl...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Michael starting ROTC.
Tom Michael starting ROTC.
Rock Climbing Photo: Just past the thin crux section below the alcove o...
Just past the thin crux section below the alcove o...

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By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
May 18, 2007

This is the best crack climb in the state of Washington.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
May 19, 2014

So sad about Paul Boving. I think of him every time on Thin Fingers.
By kerwinl
Oct 15, 2014
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Anybody know if you can walk around and approach this pitch by rappelling in? The approach via dead end ledge was beater.
By Jon Nelson
Administrator
From: Bellingham, WA
Oct 15, 2014
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Hi Kerwin,

Tom (Hummerchine) has rapped in from the top. His comments are just above. Ask him -- I'm sure he would give you detailed beta.

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