I am amazed that this mega-classic has not been added sooner. Difficult to miss the line from the Cascade falls parking lot. Just look up the riverbed left of the falls for the beautiful left-leaning splitter crack. Starts right in the riverbed which makes it unclimbable in the spring and early summer. Easy face moves past a bolt lead to hard moves in an ever-widening, leaning fingercrack. Hang on and you will be "rewarded" with more leaning crack in the thinhands/hands sizes. Save some energy for the layback to undercling at the finish. Some cool climber placed a bolt a few years back to make this finish way less scary. One of the finest pitches in the Valley!
Submitted by: crackmd on 2004-07-29
Route ID: 56944
Don't remember any moves being as hard as the given grade but relentless with little rests the whole way. One of the best single pitches in the valley. Better have your endurance up before you go for the onsight on this one. It just keeps on giving. But the undercling at the end is not as hard as it looks and you get a good rest just before it so don't give up. Missed the onsight cuz I burned out literally eight feet before the good rest on a flake. So close... ...and yes, it's still climbable in winter and early spring. The river doesn't make it difficult to get there at all.