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Member Since: Mar 26, 2013
Last Visit: Jul 23, 2014
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Areas = 15
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Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - West : Batwings (5.8+)
By: Jake Nelson When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Any pro you place in the crack before the first face section will need long runners to reduce rope drag higher up, same with the badly placed bolt (if you decide to clip it, which I would advise against).

The hand crack is beautiful, but the face above is a little scary with sparse pro and a long runout to the anchor.

Don't forget a tagline, and rap off quick, there's always someone waiting on this classic line!


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Sand Dunes : Gratitude (5.10b)
By: Jake Nelson When: Mar 26, 2013

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Comments: Awesome, fun, well exposed face route, but I would say the rating is a bit high (5.10a would be more accurate I believe). This is a very well protected sport route, there was one runnout on the entire route! Very fun climbing.

I'd like to clear up a few issues w/ the route description in the local guidebooks:

Pitch 1: Clip the first 3 bolts for "Leopard Skin" then follow them straight up to a well protected traverse under a nice belay ledge. 12 bolts (not 10) to a 2 bolt anchor. 120' (not 1... more >>


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Gratitude 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

UT : Saint George : ... : Sand Dunes

Batwings 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

ID : City of Rocks : ... : Parking Lot Rock - West

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Gratitude

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

UT : Saint George : ... : Sand Dunes

Batwings

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

ID : City of Rocks : ... : Parking Lot Rock - West