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Planet Waves

This route is located in the Middle Gorge Region at Hen's Nest

Starship Trooper

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Mindy 5.5 (Trad)

First Ascent: Bob Compton, Chuck Kifer in 1972
Length: 150ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the wide dihedral to the right of Planet Waves. Walk off left or rappel.
Moves: Chimney
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: MikeWilkinson
Date: Oct 4th, 2021

Submitted by: MikeWilkinson
Date: Oct 4th, 2021

Submitted by: caribe
Date: Apr 3rd, 2017


Anonymous said on December 18th, 2020
Anyone got some beta or directions for this thing? Sounds like potential for a badass adventure at 150 feet.
Anonymous said on December 23rd, 2020
Just cross the river and hike up the hill. Hen's nest isn't too hard to find if you park in the right spot. Let us know if this rig deserves even one star.
Anonymous said on December 23rd, 2020
Hard to believe someone actually uploaded a photo of it. I wonder if caribe actually remembers the thing.
MikeWilkinson said on December 27th, 2020
I walked up to this a few months ago. Scrambled into the chimney and was pleasantly surprised to find a splitter finger crack on the left side wall, so there's gear for at least part of it. Couldn't tell whether or not to chimney up behind or in front of the chockstone though. I climbed other things and never made it back to this. Should make for a great adventure, both getting and up rapping back down, go get on it!
Anonymous said on December 28th, 2020
Up rapping sounds like the new Ohio extreme sport for 2021
Anonymous said on December 28th, 2020
Gunna need at min your SPI to do any technical up rapps in the Red. Take that shit out west!
MikeWilkinson said on October 3rd, 2021
Obvious splitter finger crack on your left was rad, like climbing cavers route with a finger crack in your face. I stayed on the outside of the chockstones and ended up mantling on a ledge and setting a gear belay here. Pitch 2 had more chimney moves with random gear leading to a 30ft runout in a 2' sized squeeze between smooth, dirty rock walls. Wild. No big cams needed. R-rated for sure. We did 2 raps from climbers left, but I think you can scramble off the back side as well.