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chris

The best OW's from Squamish to Smith

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South Ramp, Midnight Rock is nice. 3rd pitch I think. Maybe the Twin cracks too.

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the 4th pitch of Narrow Arrow Direct at Index is the best off-width i've climbed in the PNW.
too bad it is so short. great pitch.

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Blue Camalot = not offwidth. :wave:

 

I meant the crack looming above John's head.

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oh... ok..

 

the next pitch is an offwidth. you can't see it at all in this pic but it really is! :P

 

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route name? give us a little more info than the obvious "Smith"

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OK, Thanks for everyone's contributions! The final list, in order of submission, with no effort made to clarify or quantify, is:

 

Hypertension

Pressure Chamber pitch on Hyperspace, Snow Creek Wall, Leavenworth

Un-named, 5.9, 150’, Left of MX, Tieton

Blue Autumn, 5.10b, Vantage

Boogie 'til You Puke and others, Cirque of the Uncrackables, Squamish

Split Beaver

OW variation pitch on Angel’s Crest, Squamish

Pipeline

2nd pitch on Aries, Index

2nd pitch on Wrong Gull, Beacon

Big Bad Wolf, Leavenworth

Carnival, Leavenworth

Damnation, Castle Rock, Leavenworth

2nd Pitch, Backbone Ridge

Northwest Corner on North Early Winter Spire

Off Tempo, Lower Gorge, Smith Rock

Rebel Yell

2nd pitch on Southwest Buttress, 5.8, South Early Winter Spire

East Face of Lexington

Road Head, 5.8+, Okanogan Hinterlands

4th pitch on Narrow Arrow Direct, Index

South Ramp, Midnight Rock

West Face, Gunsight Peak

Dr. Doom, 5.9, Smith Rock

Battered Sandwich, Index

Vector, Squamish

 

Have fun!!

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There is no OW on Rebel Yell.

OW's on Rebel Yell were nice as they seemed just below vertical.

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60% of the climbs on that list are not offwidths.

 

I don't know about 60%, but there are defintely some squeezes and chimneys in there which aren't OWs. Also, the Northwest Corner of NEWS has ZERO offwidth on it, only liebacking.

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Add to the list, the last pitch of Burgundy Spire North face. There are at least two o/w options that end at the very top.

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How is the 2nd pitch on Aries an OW? It takes #2 Camalots and is perfect hands. The crack is in the back of some flared rock... but it isn't an offwidth like Damnation in L'worth, or Battered Sandwich in Index, or even Vector in Squamish. One of my personal favorites. :)

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How is the 2nd pitch on Aries an OW? It takes #2 Camalots and is perfect hands.:)

As my girlfriend just pointed out, people's hand size plays a huge role in deciding what qualifies as OW. For her, #1 is hands, #2 is fist, and #3 starts OW...I'm like you, #2-hands, #3-fist, and +3 starts OW.

Your climbs are added to The List.

Blake, enough alpine out of you. No one is going to hike hours to climb a multipitch route just to climb the OW pitch at the top!

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