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Climbing Area Index / Owl's Cliff: Left Cliff / The Alaskan Slab (5.12)
Directions:  From where the approach trail meets the cliff, head right a couple hundred feet, under a low wall and up the trail towards the White Owl Face. At the height of land just before reaching the face, head back left on the big vegetated ledge about 30 feet. The route starts up the slab about 20 left of the rounded arete of Lonesome Owl. Look for a nice flat stone at the base.
Description: Yes, it's a slab, but what a good slab, and it has layback crack climbing, a pocketed section and a nice corner to finish. Even if you are not normally into slabs, I recommend you try this one.
    Pitch 1: From the starting stone, head up the steep slab and angle left past a few bolts as it gradually gets steeper and more difficult. The well protected crux involves delicate balancy footwork and opposing handholds to get you up to a ramp with easier moves up a fading layback crack. This takes you up to a steep tricky pocketed section and the final fun corner. Classic! 80'

Gear: Draws - All bolt protected, with a two bolt anchor..well protected by whitehorse standards. If you don't feel up to the lead, you can easely stick clip up with a longish stick or bring some cams up while doing Loneseome Owl and traverse the horizontal crack that runs between the two anchors.
Descent: rap the route
History:  Dave Quinn

 

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