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Role Model - 5.10d R **

Protection - Gear to 3.5 inches
60 meter rope recommended
Two ropes needed for the rappel

An unusual new mixed gear climb is about 50 feet downhill of an obscure crack called Zig Zag on the West Side of the Smith Rock Group. This route is a throwback to the eighties when climbers were mixing it up using as few bolts as possible and were putting up full pitches, not just ending them when they slabbed out or the climbing style changed. Start by climbing past well spaced bolts on the orange face on the right side of an arÍte to a crux pull left onto the slab. Two more widely spaced bolts lead to a beautiful splitter hand crack on a rounded arÍte. When the rock in the crack starts to deteriorate, climb the knobby slab on the right past one more bolt to the top. Rappel with two ropes from ring anchors or finish to the top up the gully system and then hike down.
[Description by Ryan Lawson]

First ascent - Ryan Lawson, Thomas Emde
May 20, 2001


Ryan Lawson on Role Model at Smith Rock
Ryan Lawson on the first ascent of Role Model Route Home Page
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