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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Alan Watts, JoAnn Miller-Watts, June 1991
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Submitted By: David Tvedt on Apr 25, 2006

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Tricky and strenuous moves highlight this climb. Given 5.8 in the 1992 guide, this route was listed at 5.9 in a posting by Alan Watts on back in 1999. A fun, short route that I'd give at the low end of 3 stars.


On the north side of the block. It's the first route left of the NW corner


8 Bolts to anchor.

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By Ebb Ebbing
From: Vancouver, WA
Jun 13, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

5.9 in Watts' 2010 edition Smith Rock book.
By Jcweinsx Weinstein
From: Beaverton, Oregon
Jun 19, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

starts with a low crux then fun after bolt 2.
From: boise, Idaho
Sep 28, 2015

Fun climb, but seemed a bit easier than a 5.9. First two bolts are the best part, after it turns into a ramp with easy walk up mentality.

Left rap anchor was loose on 9/26/2015. May need to be replaced soon. Be careful.
By Laralyn Mowers
From: Astoria, NY
Jul 12, 2017

The crux is between the first and second clips. Between the three of us climbing it, all of us had different beta. I went for the (not very obvious) side pull on the right, and then relied on that core training to hold it tight while making the second clip. After that, it's a cruiser.
By Carl Schaefer
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 18, 2017

Can be approached from the left for a more delicate/balance-y start, or from the right side for a more powerful/dynamic start

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