After the Fact

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at The Dome

Shakedown Street


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Private Duty Nurses 5.10a (Trad) *

First Ascent: Martin Hackworth, Tod Anderson in 1984
Length: 160ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Walk about 30 feet right from After the Fact to locate a crack with a tree growing from it about 15 feet up. Climb over mossy low angled rock to the tree then continue up the more vertical flake. Belay from the next ledge then continue up a jam crack splitting the face to a belay in the wide chimney above. Traverse out a roof and into a right leaning dihedral. Take the dihedral to the top. Rappel with two ropes to descend.
Bring large gear. Two rappels needed to get back down. FA (with aid): Martin Hackworth, Bob Baker, Harvey Johnson. They named the route Popsicle Toes (5.6 A1). 1979
Descent: Rap from tree
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Owner: NFS
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Submitted by: Bluelopez100
Date: Jan 2nd, 2011

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1
ynot said on July 12th, 2005
First pitch is a cool 5.6. The second one is tough. Great topout!
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ynot said on October 12th, 2006
No need for 2 ropes. You can rap again from the first belay. Mice keep chewing the slings so inspect it first.
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Ascentionist said on May 22nd, 2014
I'm pretty sure the first pitch on this is the one Hackworth stated (at the time) was the best single pitch 5.5 in the Gorge. Apparently the large tree wasn't as big back then, because it seems to seriously prohibit actual rock climbing for the first few moves.