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Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Godzilla (5.9)
By: Korrigan When: Apr 2, 2013

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Comments: Super good pitch if you can get on it.

The only knock on it is what's also good about it. There are a bunch of huge rests on this. There's even a no hands rest just before the leftward traverse at the top.

Basically if you're placing gear from anything other than a comfy rest with fat holds then you are doing something wrong.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Princely Ambitions (5.9)
By: Korrigan When: Apr 2, 2013

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Comments: This climb is top rate.

I've led it twice and still think it's intimidating. Rope drag and pro aren't really an issue. What get's me are continuing 5.8 moves after the traverse. You have to protect that or risk a long swinging fall and certain injury, but then above that you risk catching a leg behind the lead rope if you come off.

I wouldn't want to fall there. There's several places up high on this pitch that I wouldn't want to fall.

Will I do it again? For sure. Is it 10A? I doubt it, bu... more >>


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Aires (5.8+)
By: Korrigan When: Apr 2, 2013

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Comments: This is a great climb even though the pitches are short.

The chimney is cool. I've done it enough times to say it's not 5.8. I'll give it a 5.9. Just think it was rated 5.6 originally. Do the chimney left side in. It seems weird at first but it turns out to be easier than right side in which is the more obvious way. Just a couple of knee bars and grunts and you're done. You can top rope yourself up this pitch.

The next pitch is really good. It's kind of spooky too. Don't try to protect the lip... more >>


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Senior Citizens in Space (5.8)
By: Korrigan When: Sep 29, 2012

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Comments: Nice route. Could be a 5.8 move getting onto it but from there it's pretty easy. Upper section is quality but not harder than 5.6.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : Rattletale Wall
By: Korrigan When: Sep 29, 2012

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Comments: Super sweet route. The second pitch is pumpy but has good jams.

The setting is really nice, views are good.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Battered Sandwich (5.9)
By: Korrigan When: Sep 29, 2012

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Comments: This is a great route. It's basically about 40 feet of 5.9 4 inch crack followed by 40 feet of 5.7 flared chimney. To truly be 'well protected' you'll need two of each from 3 - 4 and a 5 for the base of the chimney. A selection down from there, but you don't need anything small. I didn't have all that and it was kind of scary. Next time I will.