|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches, 500', Grade II|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||Bob Woodsworth, Ashlyn Armour Brown 1962|
|Submitted By:||Dan Petty on Jul 30, 2011 with updates from katelynn|
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From: Tacoma, WA
May 5, 2015
|The arching corner is fun, but that's about it. A lot of dirty climbing for one good pitch.|
By M Bageant
From: Cambridge, MA
Aug 12, 2016
After P3 (the short 5.9 pitch), move left on the ledge and clamber up the dirt clods and loose rocks (careful!). Don't build an anchor on one of the trees (I did)---keep going up through the bushes to where the dihedral begins, and there is a bolted anchor around eye level (not equipped for rap).
From the bolted anchor to the finish ledge is two full 60m pitches. If you build an anchor too low (on the trees instead of the bolts) and are using a 60m rope, you may have to do a third mini pitch or simul a bit to get up to the ledge.
Also, agreed that it's dirty, but the 5.7 arch pitch is pretty cool.
By Serge Smirnov
Aug 28, 2016
|No need to wait in line on Diedre - it is fairly easy to move over to Sickle after P1 of Over The Rainbow.|
From: Vancouver, BC
Sep 23, 2016
|Pitch 2 & 3 can be linked with 70m, however this leads to significant rope drag on the crux moves.|