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Climbs a rad orange streak in this grey wall next to Grasshopper.

Start as for Pitch 1 of grasshopper.

P1 (18) 10m - Climb the short crack and flake system on gear to the belay anchors at the obvious ledge.

P2 (23) 25m - Start up Grasshopper P2 for a move or two (until you can clip the bolt out right), then step out right and follow the line of bolts up the face, getting progressively harder all the way to the anchors below the small rooflet. This pitch can be combined with the next pitch.

P3 (24) 20m - A great technical pitch, but a bit wandery in order to avoid retroing/climbing Grasshopper, while still trying to follow the easiest line. From the belay, climb right a move or two, then up reinforced flake system, and out left to re-attached hold in bright orange streak (crux). Up this for 2m past a bolt, then before reaching chossy monster jugs (where Grasshopper moves right of the crack) head back right to other orange streak (and bolt) via big flakes. Up this orange streak via some weird features to easier ground in grey rock. Step left a bit at horizontal break, then up through a final thin sequence to the anchors. The top half is easier if you go off route onto the top of Grasshopper (could be a future linkup).

Top out, or rap back to main belay ledge, and again to ground.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Paul Thomson, 5 Jan 2014

    Pitch 3. Belayed by Glen Thomson.

  • First Ascent: 6 Oct 2013

  • Route Setter: Paul Thomson, 12 Dec 2013

    Installed new bolt to redirect route. Chopped old bolt. Reinforced upper flake. Re-attached broken crux hold.

  • First Ascent: Paul Thomson, 6 Oct 2013

    Pitch 1 & 2. Belayed by Ben "Guns" Young.

  • Route Setter: Paul Thomson, 8 Sep 2013

    P2; P3 anchors; reinforced hollow flake.

  • Route Setter: Paul Thomson, 31 Aug 2013

    P3 only.


Located in Pierces Pass East Side approx:
Long/Lat: 150.334006,-33.572416

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Route Grade Citations

24 Principal
24 *** Paul Thomson

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Route quality

Overall quality score: 77%

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