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YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Rick Thompson & Carl Samples 1990
Season: Year round, can be hot during the summer.
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jul 24, 2007
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Erica using short girl beta at the first crux

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A great face climb through bulging rock. Long reaches on good holds take you up to a fun but sequential traverse. From there head up and pull over onto the right face. Keep it together for a reachy move and then take in the view while clipping the anchors. FANTASTIC!


12 bolts with a 2 bolt anchor.

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Erica tipped out on the final crux
Erica tipped out on the final crux
Steve at the start of the second crux
Steve at the start of the second crux
Steve traversing into the second crux
Steve traversing into the second crux
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By Greg Sudlow
From: PA
Oct 1, 2012
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

Writer rated route 5.12a but it is listed as a 5.11d in the Williams guide book. At 5.11d I found it tough and defintely not soft. Make sure you use long runners down low or you will pay with rope drag when clipping the up sections.

By Sam Stephens
Jan 12, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

The best route at the grade in the Gorge. Constant, varied, sustained but with a few good rests. Not 12a, definitely not compared to any 12a on Endless. Throw a shoulder length sling on the bolt after the leftward traverse and the rope will run fairly good, long runners down low would be nice but not necessary.

By ShockSLL
From: Charlotte, NC
May 27, 2013
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a

This route is very height dependent. I am 6'1" with a +3 ape and found this route felt more like 5.11c. But my wife, which is 5'5" and a 0 ape, thought the route felt more like 5.12b.