Advertised as the "longest" sport climb in North America, the 23 pitch Infinite Bliss climb is a fantastic, commiting climb. Much controversy has been created due to the bolting of this climb (http://www.washingtonclimbers.org/Current/Infinite.htm
. For now though access is available to the climb (8/17/10).
This is a great climb and well worth the time an effort. The harder pitches would most likely be classics at a local crag. The exposure, views, and length make the climb.
Getting ThereDriving Directions
-From Seattle Take I-90 Eastbound towards North Bend.
-Take exit 34
-Make a lefthand turn at the end of the off ramp onto 468 Ave SE
-Drive past a Shell Station on your right hand side
-Continue on 468th Ave SE ~.5 miles
-Take a right onto SE Middle Fork Rd
-Take a left onto SE Lake Dorthy Rd (this is also SE Middle Fork Rd)at the
-Continue on this road for ~12 miles passing through
-2 60 meter ropes (for double rope rappels)
-~24 draws (makes things much faster)
-Helmet (tons of rock fall on descent)
-camera (2600ft of climbing...awesome)
-water (lots of it)
-comfortable climbing shoes (in them for a long time)
-other climbing stuff harness, belay device, prusiks (in case rope gets stuck)
Topo of Route (see first post for pdf attachment): cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/725860/page/1#Post725860