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Santiam Pinnacle and The Smokestack 9-19-15

Went outside with Olson Saturday and climbed the Santiam Pinnacle and The Smokestack. Both fun climbs in the Old Cascades.
Santiam Pinnacle is a pleasant 2.5 pitch, well bolted route up the south face. I believe it goes at 5.4 and is close to 200’. A very enjoyable climb.
The Smokestack is a big fat 80’ pinnacle that doesn’t get much attention. The standard route goes up the west side. I believe it goes at about a 5.7 + I cleaned a lot of thick moss off the route, and installed a nice bolt about half way up, since I didn’t bring big enough gear. The protection would have been ok if I brought about three #3 cams and a couple of large tri-cams. Good thing I brought my bolt kit. I also installed a second bolt at the top making the rap anchor bomber.
Fun day in the warm sun…

Santiam Pinnacle…from the truck 🙂

Making my way up Santiam Pinnacle, a very pleasant bolted climb.

Looking down at Olson…
Panorama 2

Olson on the top of Santiam Pinnacle…
Panorama 3

Very scenic approach to The Smokestack…
Panorama 5

Ok then…Panorama 9

Half way up…not much protection…

…so I installed a bomber bolt before making a crux move on wet moss…

I installed another bolt at the top…

…for a bomber rap anchor…

Our route up the West side…
Panorama 11

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