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Heard it on NPR - 5.10d

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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60m rope required. 100 ft. 11 bolts.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


'This long route is the left-most sport route on the Washboard Wall. Locate the high first bolt left of "Spider Crux". You may want to place a piece of pro here. Follow five bolts up moderate terrain to a spacious ledge with a two-bolt anchor. Belay here to reduce rope drag or continue through the overhanging pocketed face past six more bolts to another two-bolt anchor.' -from online RRC Guide FA: Barry Brolley, J.J., 2004

Submitted by: waynebock on 2006-09-05
Views: 676
Route ID: 79460

4 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Achilleus30 on 2015-04-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Slightly better form this time.

First burn of the day, I hangdogged my way to the top. Would've been a redpoint, but for heinous rope drag. Second burn, I belayed my buddy up to the ledge, then from there, he belayed me up to the him, and then up the second half without any rope drag. Easy redpoint when the rope drag was out of the equation.
To add a little spice to the route, my friend kicked a rock the diameter of a large saucer, off the second ledge, straight at my head where I stood on the first ledge. I was looking straight up, and I saw it immediately, and dodged it at the last second. I guess that's twice this route has almost caused me brain trauma.

Whipped off of this upside down back in 2007. I misread the route, went straight up, when the line went left. Then when I knew I was going to come off, I left my feet up high, while I reached down to grab for the rope like a total noob. Letting go with my hands first on an overhanging route started my rotation. Plus my belayer must've jumped to give me a ton of slack, and a "soft catch." The extra slack, my stupid release, and my lack of a helmet almost killed me. Watch it here:

Added: 2015-04-06

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climberclif on 2010-07-22 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .


Added: 2010-09-04

Flash Flash ascent by: waynebock on 2006-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note


Witnessed by: Dustin Sammarco
Added: 2006-09-03

Onsight Onsight ascent by: dsamma1 on 2006-09-02 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

High first bolt then fun ladder climb to ledge. Beautiful pocketed overhanging 2nd pitch. Enjoyed the route, worth doing again

Witnessed by: wayne bock
Added: 2006-09-02