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The Price of Complacency 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Andy Fitz, Ed Mosshart 1989 FFA Matt Kerns 1989
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Submitted By: andyf on Feb 21, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: The Price of Complacency: Followed the overhangin...

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  • Description 

    This once was one of the better 60-foot sport routes of its grade in Washington, before the pillar it ascended toppled over on April 28, 2017. It climbed an overhanging arete through a combination of left hand arete pulling and right hand edge cranking. The story behind the route's name is recounted in Jim Nelson's Selected Climbs of the Cascades, Vol. II.

    Location 

    Was on a leaning pillar to the left of Orange Sunshine.

    Protection 

    7 bolts.


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    By Tess Wendel
    From: Seattle, WA
    Apr 28, 2017

    CONDITION REPORT 
    I received a phone call at The Mountaineers this morning (4/28/17) from ranger at Oak Creek Wildlife station saying that the column supporting this route had fallen. Royal Columns area is currently closed now while safety is assessed.
    By Nikita Cardenas
    From: Seattle, WA
    Apr 28, 2017

    CONDITION REPORT 
    This was an extremely fun route...
    rumor has it that the column that this and Stress Management were on has collapsed... RIP
    By andyf
    From: Tacoma, WA
    Jan 18, 2010

    Overhauled with shiny new 12mm bolts on 1/18/10.
    By JCM
    From: Seattle, WA
    Apr 28, 2017

    I climbed this on the evening of Sunday April 23rd-- last ascent before it fell over?
    By JimM
    Apr 29, 2017

    It was climbed Wednesday evening, April 26

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