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Insomniac - 5.8

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Bolted route with chains on top. Ten clips.
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this is in the "interstate Park" area. It is on the first lobe of rock sometimes called Headlight Point. The first pitch is "Eating Rocks" a short 5.6 route. Then follow the bolts to the arete and climb to the top. I am guessing at the 80' length. Excellent friction where holds are thinner. From the top you look directly down to the freeway thousands of feet below! What a rush. But, be aware that we had wind and freeway noise that made it impossible to communicate. It isn't possible to rap back down the arete as you would fall off one side or the other. Rap off the chains to the north (right) down along side a huge cave below the block of doom. We used a 60m rope doubled to rappel. Rated 5.8, but rating seems soft (typical in this area). Excellent climbing. Dave Whitelaw's guidebook "Weekend Rock, Washington" covers the route and area well.

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Walk across the slabby summit about 20 feet to ...Chains off to the right down to a deep gully. Don't drop your rope while setting up the rappel or you will be totally screwed.

Submitted by: Pliny on 2008-09-23
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Route ID: 95990