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Storm Mountain Stupor - 5.5

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
Standard rack. Excellent stopper placements. Bolt anchor off to the right of the top.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Pair of cracks in the right facing corner to the right of Nice Little Crack. This is the farthest left wall on the East Face of Storm Mountain Island, to the left of the second pitch of Layback crack. The wall is clearly visible from the road and parking lot. Low water approach: cross the stream and scramble up to the left of a large tree rising from the stream to the left of the wall (4th class). High water approach: traverse left from the base of Layback Crack for ~20 feet then scramble up to the base of the climb (4th class). Alternate approach: follow wide ledge from the top of the first pitch of Layback crack to the base of the wall.

Descent Options:

Rap rings, or top out on the island and take the hiking trail back to the picnic area. There are also rap rings at the base of the wall to lower to the stream, low water only! Alternate descent: from the top of the route walk over to the top of Layback cr

Submitted by: mgoodro on 2009-06-05
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Route ID: 99899

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  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mgoodro on 2009-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Excellent beginner trad lead

Good place to take people for a taste of trad leading. Route starts above the tops of the trees for a sense of exposure. Gear placement is excellent and varied. The entire route can be lead with all stoppers, or even all hexes. Roof can be easily avoided by a nervous leader.

Added: 2009-06-05