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This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Lady Slipper - Emerald City

No Place Like Home

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Whiteout Direct 5.9 (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jack Hume
Length: 40ft
Bolts: 0 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the bolted line directly beneath the main dihedral of Whiteout.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: CRZYFST
Date: Nov 7th, 2021


Wes said on January 16th, 2003
Not 5.9, maybe more like 5.7
Jeff said on January 18th, 2003
Agreed Wes, one move down low that can be somewhat off balance or maybe even height dependent, then 7'ish climbing.
Anonymous said on March 5th, 2003
Yes Agree also, climb is definately a 5.7 or 5.8ish!
Stewy911 said on March 5th, 2003
Definately needs to be downrated, maybe to a 5.8 or even 5.7, but a good little first pitch up to whiteout
TexasK said on June 30th, 2003
Geez. My 100th RRG on-sight.
TexasK said on June 30th, 2003
Geez. My 100th RRG on-sight!
J-Rock said on September 13th, 2005
This is definitely no harder than "C Sharp, B Flat".
Ascentionist said on October 13th, 2005
This route is height dependant for sure. I think its 5.7/5.8 but shorter people seem to think its harder.
Ascentionist said on November 22nd, 2005
The arete to the right can be top roped at about 5.10. Use long slings or a second rope off the belay anchors of the first pitch of Whiteout. We called it Mandarin.
quicksilver said on March 8th, 2006
Feels 5.9 to me but I am fat and not very flexible. I think I would lead the bolt route and then drag my trad rack up to the belay. All is fair in love and war. Definetly a fun route.
Ptaimers said on June 9th, 2006
Reachy move up to nubs if you aren't 6' tall. Below and above this move are great.
Anonymous said on November 13th, 2007
Awful to descend from as a sport route. We couldn't get the rope down from the draws for the 2nd person to lead (too much drag), and had to lead up on a second rope and leave hardware to rappel from (no rings in anchors).
512OW said on November 13th, 2007
Those anchors are called "rap hangers". Theres a reason for that.
ahab said on October 27th, 2008
wouldn't you call a new line out there something like toto, or maybe the wicked witch? i don't remember seeing any oranges or chinese in oz.
Dman said on February 9th, 2009
cool route good first picth up to white out
crazyhair said on March 4th, 2012
This route is super hard for one move if you are under 5' 9". I'm 5' 7", not exactly short and i was about 2" away from the hold. Nice route though
mcfadden113 said on August 15th, 2012
Added some quicklinks for an easier rap.
Jeff said on August 15th, 2012
Like OW said back in 2007, those are rap hangers, an anchor meant to be rapped. No need for quick links. Hopefully you added two QL's per hanger. One on each hanger will do nothing but give you a twisted rope after pulling it.
dustonian said on August 15th, 2012
Does anyone know the history of this anchor? The upper anchor on Whiteout is scheduled for replacement soon, thus the question.
mcfadden113 said on August 31st, 2012
That's a good point about the twisting, I only had two with me, but I'll be heading back there within the next month and I can add one more to each.
EricDorsey said on December 28th, 2013
Anchors replaced with glue ins and nice quicklinks for an easy rap.
GageHeinyflinger said on November 5th, 2021
My first ever rock climb. :)