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Charlie Chan's Number One Suspect S 
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Charlie Chan's Number One Suspect 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: June - September
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Jun 30, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Three O'Clock South Buttress Arch Area


Easy climbing at the start leads to progressively steeper and thinner climbing. There’s a good runout from the last bolt to the anchors. It’s possible to get a small cam in just prior to reaching them.


Three O'Clock Rock. There are two bolted lines left of Under the Bored Walk. This one is immediately left of Bored Walk and climbs the center of the Great Arch Area. Rap with two ropes.


Ten clips to bolted chain anchors (intermediate anchors as well). Small cam below the anchors optional.

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BETA PHOTO: Ethan just past the crux while Chris belays from b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ethan belaying Chris
BETA PHOTO: Ethan belaying Chris
Rock Climbing Photo: Low on the route
BETA PHOTO: Low on the route
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing Unknown 5.9
Climbing Unknown 5.9
Rock Climbing Photo: Charlie Chan's 5.9 just left of Under the Bored Wa...
Charlie Chan's 5.9 just left of Under the Bored Wa...

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By Wesley Ashwood
From: Squamish, BC
Aug 2, 2010

There are two bolted climbs to the left of Under the Boardwalk and still under the Great Arch (this one and a 5.10a just to the left). There are two other climbs (sharing a first pitch) the climb up from left of the Great Arch then branching out.

Can rap this with 2 ropes or using the intermediate anchors.
By CameraisHeavy
From: Everett, wa
Nov 21, 2010

The Three climbs under the Great Arch from left to right are:
20th Century Clock (5.10a)
Charlie Chan's Number One Suspect (5.9)
Under the BoredWalk (5.7)
By Max Cole
From: Seattle, WA
Jun 24, 2013

Anchors at the mid point are extremely sketchy, and it runs out about 40' from the mid point to the top directly under the roof.

Otherwise nice face climbing.
By Curt Veldhuisen
From: Bellingham, WA
Feb 16, 2015

A great line, with sustained and interesting climbing! I thought there were 5.9 moves above the first bolt and above the double bolts around midway. Runouts aren't bad at all for Darrington.

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