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This is an aesthetic and secluded area that is great in the summer due to its higher elevation and aspect. It is comprised of some pillars and a cirque. The rock is basalt, and the quality is intermittent. Most of the routes required significant cleaning prior to leading. You will need a helmet, draws and slings, nuts, and a double set of cams to #3 C4. An old #4.5 Camalot is helpful on one route.
Head East on US 160 towards Wolf Creek Pass. After the second runaway truck ramp, look for the Forest Service road on your right named Falls Creek Rd. (FS 39) and turn on to it. Cross the creek and start counting right turning switchbacks. Park at the second or third, they both work, and head up and left into the woods to a small stream. Follow it up to where it gets steep looking for some possible cairns on the far side. Cross the stream and ascend to the bench above. Walk East contouring below the rocky wall of the cirque to the South. There may be intermittent carins. It's a work in progress, so once you figure the trail out, feel free to add to them. Follow the cirque until you see the obvious pillars. Plan on 20 minutes of easy walking with intermittent fallen trees.
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Two Short 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
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The Main Attraction 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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