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Black Widow T 
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Sometimes a Great Notion T 
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Black Widow 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: FFA Jim Madsen & Ron Burgner, 1967
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Apr 10, 2006

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Description 

The name of a route may be an encapsulation of the type of climbing encountered or emotions evoked during an ascent. While pulling into the wide crack / chimney at the roof and securing myself with a knee bar, thoughts of being devoured by a unseen entity crept into my mind. Because the crack is quite wide this route may be easier to climb in hiking boots with vibram soles.

Location 

Begin in a dihedral just around the corner from a bolted face to crack climb (Twilight Zone) on the Dead End Ledge and continue straight up through the overhanging roof that is left of Easter Overhang. Rappel from the ROTC / Stevens Pass Motel anchors back to the Dead End Ledge in two rappels.

Protection 

Cams to 5" or Big Bros to supplement the ancient 1/4" bolts with aluminum hangers or steel rings. Cams / medium stoppers are also necessary for an anchor.


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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 20, 2014

FA- Fred Beckey, Eric Bjornstadt, 1962. They used 6"-10" wood blocks in the OW.