Hissing Llamas is the easiest line on the Phoenix Buttress and is found on the left-hand side of the area, just right of a chalked up rounded arete.
Climb jugs through the first half of the climb before it starts trending left. The crux comes near the top as you work your way into a shallow corner. The holds get a little smaller and more insecure but it probably feels harder than it is after having just climbed up huge jugs for the majority of the route. A great climb for new leaders.
Smith Rock State Park, OR
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Given Black Diamond’s reputation for strong and durable hard goods, we decided to give their 9.9mm rope a try as our go to gym rope. The rope is priced right and works great out of the box but early signs of wear in the gym make it hard to give it the nod as a preferred gym rope.