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Page Type: Route

Location: Washington, United States, North America

Object Title: Taurus

Route Type: Trad Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: 5.7 (YDS)

Difficulty: II 5.7+

Number of Pitches: 3

Grade: II

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Page By: Martin Cash

Created/Edited: Oct 18, 2006 / Oct 18, 2006

Object ID: 236284

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This fun fingercrack on the far right side of the great northern slab is tough to get to and short but still well worth doing.

Getting There

Approach to the first cliff.

Route Description

Pitch #1 - 5.2 - Start at the base of the Great Northern Slab route. Jamb cracks until about halfway up to the railroad bolts then head up and to your right and belay at the block below the thin dihedral above. 60 feet

Pitch #2 - 5.6 - Climb up the thin crack then start traversing to the right below the roof. Travese below the roof using the thin cracks for pro all the way over to the base of an obvious slab fingercrack on the right side of the formation. Establish a semi hanging belay here. 120 feet

Pitch #3 - 5.7+ - Jamb the sweet fingercrack for 40 feet then climb some easy slab to the base of the low angle tips crack above. Jamb this to reach the anchors by the tree at the top of the wall. 115 feet

Down - Rap the Great Northern Slab route with 3 single rope rappels.

Essential Gear

1 set of cams to a #2 camalot
1 set of nuts
60 meter rope

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