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Seuss is Dead

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Dip Wall

Star-bellied Sneeches

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The Lorax Tree 5.9+ (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Kris Hampton in 2001
Length: 80ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route begins as a splitter wide crack about 10 feet left of Star Bellied Sneeches. Climb the splitter hand/fist crack behind a tree to a ledge with some slings on a tree. Continue up through the flaring offwidth in a dihedral to the top.
Moves: Wide Crack or Offwidth
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS

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3.83 stars (12 votes)
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5.9+ (8 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Huggybone said on November 19th, 2006
Worth the trip.
pkananen said on September 2nd, 2008
A lot of work. Wear pants.
redwards said on October 6th, 2008
Did not do upper section - appears unprotectable, unless carrying some #5 Big Bros
pkananen said on October 6th, 2008
the 2nd pitch is the business section. We had 2 #5 camalots as our biggest pieces, and it was safe.
flip said on October 7th, 2008
A #6 would have been nice to have at the top. pkananen, of course you thought it was safe you were on top rope.
512OW said on October 7th, 2008
I never had more than 1 #5, and I don't recall feeling unsafe. Then again, I wasn't gonna fall.
ahab said on January 24th, 2009
these cams were made for walkin' and that's just what they'll do... only one 4, 5 or 6 is necessary.
dustonian said on January 17th, 2010
Great route! Top squeeze is sketchy when wet. With a little creative rope management (or preferably, light herbicide) the pitches link easily. Need a 70 to get down though?
512OW said on January 17th, 2010
I never owned a 70 back then, but I may have done it in two rappels, or downclimbed the offwidth at the bottom... not sure.
dustonian said on January 18th, 2010
Cool line, Odub! One of the Red's better offwidths IMO...up there with Inhibitor. We had a 70 cut down to something, so not sure if a 60 makes it down or not. Oh yeah, how do you feel about someone trimming a branch or two to make this thing easier to do in one pitch?
dustonian said on July 2nd, 2012
Turns out you can rap from the tree up top with a single 60m rope, but it JUST makes it... watch your ends and tie knots!
caribe said on April 1st, 2013
While belaying, I listened to my buddy Caleb in utter agony upstairs while it rained grime on me, so I bailed on doing the upper pitch in 2009. I figured climbing this with water running down the rock on 03/30/2013 was my penance for shriveling up like a spider on a hot stove in 09. The upper portion was [warning strong euphemism] type 2 fun.
dustonian said on April 1st, 2013
Haha it was wet when I did it too. Did you link the pitches? Trimmed some shrubbery to make this reasonable.
JAmundsen said on March 24th, 2014
Bottom pitch is pedestrian compared to the top. I kept thinking I would get into much easier chimney-like moves as the top widened, but the grovel just continued on and on. Top was soggy. Had a #6 and appreciated it greatly. Not really sure how you even grade such a thing. Wish I had worn sleeves.
Anonymous said on November 21st, 2020
Nice first pitch anchor