Whale of the Wanapum
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First lead at this grade and it felt great!
Start by climbing the face up to gain the start of the obvious hand-fist crack. (Micro cams protect going up into the crack)
Climb up the widening crack using jams and plenty of face holds. Numerous rests/stances abound.
The top 4 feet of the crack goes to OW in size.
The obvious hand-fist crack directly to your left after exiting the 3rd gulley.
Cams from Micro to 4 inches.
Belay from the cliff top or clip "Burning Spears' anchor"
The obvious wide crack is Whale of the Wanapum. Th...
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 16, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
one of those that grows consistently from small .4, .5, .75, #1, #2, #3, #4.