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Salmon Run 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
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Submitted By: e Dixon on Sep 9, 2007

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Climb up a hollow-sounding flake then up through a short right-facing corner to a tight hands roof. Pull the roof and climb through a tight slot with thin hand jams in the back. Finish up with splitter tight hands.


Route starts more or less in the middle of the wall. It is to the right of Jewel of Denial and to the left of Brother From Another Planet. The pod half way up is distinctive.


(3-4) #.75 & #1 Camalots, optional #3 & #4 Camalot

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By Brian Adzima
From: San Francisco
Oct 22, 2007

I remember bailing of a similar sounding route. It had a plaque that said "Salmon Run," I think. There may have been a date too.
By Michael Sokoloff
From: Spokane, WA
Oct 1, 2008

This route was excellent. Great moves through a roof into a strenuous pod and finishing up cool thinhands splitter. Salmon Run was the name on the plaque at the base. Mid 5.11. 3.5 stars.
By J. Hickok
Jul 31, 2012

I believe the FA was by Chris Ann Crysdale
By nkane
Apr 3, 2017

This route is aptly named as the movement through the slot recalls a salmon swimming upstream. Of course, when a salmon yells "take!" the only thing to hear it is the hungry jaws of a grizzly bear. I, on the other hand, had a patient belayer.

I used 4 greens, 5 reds, 1 yellow link cam, 1 yellow c4, and 1 #4. Couple slings are nice for the bottom. Could have taken another red. But as I said, I was the salmon that failed to swim back to its ancestral gravel bed to spawn.

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