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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 57 | Routes 5 | Areas 2 | Photos | Page Improvements | Comments 15 | Posts | Stars 15 | Ratings 20
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Gerbil Killer

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c (1)

Sport, 75'

WA : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall

Sep 4, 2008

Yellow Fever (FA)

V6 7A (1)

Boulder, 20'

WA : Index : ... : Boxcar Boulder

Oct 28, 2007

Refuge Denied

5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 60'

WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : The Sanctuary

Oct 26, 2007

Jugulator

5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b (4)

Sport, 1 pitch, 60'

WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : The Sanctuary

Oct 20, 2007

Cosmic Trigger (FA)

5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a (1)

Sport, 35'

WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : The Sanctuary

Oct 13, 2007

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Boxcar Boulder

WA : Index : ... : Lower Wall Boulders

Oct 28, 2007

The Sanctuary

WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Oct 13, 2007

Contributed Comments

 

Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Normandy (5.12-)
By: kimmo When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Someone said Tom did the FA just using gear, but added bolts so others would climb it.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Newhalem : The Hurt Locker (5.13-)
By: kimmo When: Jul 16, 2013

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Comments: the top was a little strange. for me the natural tendency was to go a bit right at the top, which put me into Meridian. This method probably avoided the crux, which is why it felt easier than what people seem to be calling it.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Newhalem : Meridian (5.12+)
By: kimmo When: Jul 16, 2013

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Comments: fun climbing, although the crux seemed to be clipping the chains. not sure how this could be remedied.


Location: WA : Olympics & Pacific Coast : Chimacum Rock
By: kimmo When: May 24, 2013

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Comments: Access was recently shut down by the local tribe, per news article I read recently (early 2013).


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Colchuck Balanced Rock : The Tempest (5.10 A2)
By: kimmo When: May 24, 2013

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Comments: First free ascent was by Tom Ramier. Fall of 2010, I believe.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Aggro Gully : Aggro Monkey (5.13b)
By: kimmo When: Jan 16, 2012

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Comments: I'd concur with monomaniac's assessment: being 6'1", the route felt 13a to me, with the hardest move being the deadpoint near the top off the sloping cube (meaning: I don't agree with the photo caption above labeled "The Crux"; for me, both the roof pull low and the cube move high were much harder).


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : Cunning Stunt (5.10d)
By: kimmo When: Sep 5, 2008

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Comments: i think this line was originally climbed with maybe just one bolt.

it climbs much better as a trad line, and really should be free of all bolts.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : Climax Control (5.11c)
By: kimmo When: Sep 5, 2008

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Comments: can be climbed fairly comfortably with gear (if a 25 foot 5.9'ish runout above the crux to the anchors seems comfortable).

awesome route.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall : Black Ice (5.13b)
By: kimmo When: Sep 5, 2008

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Comments: start with Gerbil Killer and make it a little harder.
start with Bust a Move and make it a little easier.
Traverse in after the crux of Whore of Babylon and make it harder yet.

Sure, why not?


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : ** Bouldering at Index : ... : Yellow Fever (V6)
By: kimmo When: Nov 17, 2007

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Comments: i think so. V7 in his book?


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : ** Bouldering at Index : ... : Yellow Fever (V6)
By: kimmo When: Oct 28, 2007

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Comments: I climbed this thing back in 01' or '02, early spring. The thing was completely overgrown with moss, and I gardened a very strategic path through the greenery.

Someone later denuded the entire thing alas, ridding the route of its original garden stroll aura.

I assumed it had been done back in yesteryear, but after talking to locals with a rather keen knowledge of historic local events, came to the conclusion it had probably not been done (that, and the fact it had no traces of chalk anywhere,... more >>


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Gold Bar Boulders : Clearcut : ... : Photo
By: kimmo When: Oct 16, 2007

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Comments: Crux?!?


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
By: kimmo When: Oct 11, 2007

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Comments: ok then


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Gold Bar Boulders : 5 Star Boulder : Sobriosity (V6-7)
By: kimmo When: Oct 11, 2007

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Comments: I think Nic got the FA, rating it V6, back in '01 or '02.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Gold Bar Boulders : 5 Star Boulder : Rosbongo (V8)
By: kimmo When: Oct 11, 2007

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Comments: FA who knows? Did this early spring of I think '02. Friend said it was FA, but who really knows. Thought it to be fairly solid V8, certainly not 10. On the thought that it was FA at the time, called it Trigger Point. Fun climb regardless!


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Rosbongo V8 7B

WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : ... : 5 Star Boulder

Cosmic Trigger 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a

WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : The Sanctuary

Yellow Fever V6 7A

WA : Index : ... : Boxcar Boulder

Aggro Monkey 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

OR : Smith Rock : Aggro Gully

Model Worker 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

WA : Index : ... : Main Wall, left side

Meridian 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

WA : Northwest Region : Newhalem

Red M&Ms 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : ... : King Pins

The Quickening 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

OR : Smith Rock : Aggro Gully

Cunning Stunt 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

WA : Index : ... : The Country

Gerbil Killer 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

WA : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall

Jugulator 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : The Sanctuary

Refuge Denied 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : The Sanctuary

Sobriosity V6-7 7A+

WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : ... : 5 Star Boulder

The Hurt Locker 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c

WA : Northwest Region : Newhalem

Propaganda 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

WA : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Illness/Extended Illness

5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a

5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a

WA : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall

Chronic

5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

WA : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall

Aggro Monkey

5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

OR : Smith Rock : Aggro Gully

Californicator

5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

WA : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall

Psychosomatic

5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

WA : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall

Meridian

5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

WA : Northwest Region : Newhalem

The Hurt Locker

5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c

5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

WA : Northwest Region : Newhalem

Kunselman's Physics

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

WA : Index : ... : Narrow Arrow and further ri...

Propaganda

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

WA : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall

The Quickening

5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

OR : Smith Rock : Aggro Gully

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