Kiss of the Crowbar
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Mostly vertical climb up big jugs, with a great view of Snoqualmie Pass from the top. Finding the first bolt is a bit challenging since it's not visible. Head up the obvious easy route along the corner and it's over a small ledge. The visible bolt to the left is for a 5.8 start and causes some rope drag so if you want to use that put a longer sling on it.
There's a bit of noise and a small bit where climber and belayer aren't visible. Yell loudly or use radios or rope signals.
Right side of eastern block next to a big flake on the ground. A smaller flake under makes a decent anchor for light belayers. Rap down on a single 50m+ rope.
About 8 bolts and anchors at the top.
|Comments on Kiss of the Crowbar
Dec 17, 2009
I climbed this with a piece or two of gear (many placements around) prior to reaching the first bolt. It's also safe to use the off route bolt with a long runner if you don't have gear. I believe there used to be a bolt closer to the ground that got chopped. No reason to climb this as a PG-13 climb if it scares you.
Dec 18, 2009
I didn't think it was, just a newbie goofing up the drop down box. This was one of my first leads. I've removed the PG-13 bit. It's a fun route.
|By Arthur Sullivan|
Sep 24, 2010
I think the rating is a little deceptive considering some of the other 5.7s at exit 38. This is long and vertical with some big moves. Fun climb but not a great beginner lead.
|By Justin R.|
Jul 7, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
Looks like the lowest bolt is missing. There's a clear hole in a spot where it seems like a natural spot for one.
Sep 2, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13
Good first lead for confident climbers, and similarly a great TR for confident new climbers, but may be a bit too long for those who are less confident (we had a few newbies that had to turn back).