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Upside Down Metronome 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Thad Nelson
New Route: Yes
Season: year round
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Submitted By: CameraisHeavy on Jul 4, 2012

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Crux is the first 10 feet. Route traverses left along the arete. Staying on the left side of arete makes the climb significantly more sustained. All of the clips can be made from reasonably good positions.


Just to the right of West Nile Virus. Starts on a Ledge That can be scrambled to from bottom or top.


5 Bolts . Two ring anchor at the top.

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By JHydeIV
May 12, 2013

Avoid this. It looks challenging and fun but is really just dangerous. It's a long traverse that causes swinging whippers on lead and the chains are so far out left you can take a giant swing out and into another wall or the ground on top-rope.
Not to be bothered with.

Note added by Admin.: This issue with the route has been corrected. See below.
By CameraisHeavy
From: Everett, wa
May 31, 2015

A bolt has been added at the top and bottom of this route removing the runout and limiting swing. Enjoy!
By wakaranai
From: Mount Vernon, WA
May 31, 2015

I lead this route and thought it was protected just fine. Not sure what your issue was. Yes you take a swinging fall what else do you think will happen when you fall on a traverse? Thus the name....

This route is well worth doing while your up here. Be sure to do West Nile Virus too which is my personal favorite of the cliff.

These routes are short and sweet. Where else can you get 10 laps in on solid rock on a late after work day in Mount Vernon city limits.

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