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After Life 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: L. Longston
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Mar 20, 2009

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After Life is a great route climbing a various array of pockets, pinches, and water runnels. Goss's guide book says "if there's pockets like this in the afterlife, sign me up". While i wouldn't die in an attempt to gain these attributes, this is a still a fun route, a great warm-up, and should not to be missed.


After Life is the first, direct-most route on the The Watchtower's second and separate cliff. Its start is easily identified by a small alcove that seems to invite an attempt.


Six bolts to chains.

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By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Nov 10, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Again in my opinion, the ratings are wrong and this route is easier than the 9 to the right.

There is also a new route, very nice (and sharp) that shares the first three bolts (long sling on 3rd) and then goes left. Similar grade.

Also there are two new 9ish routes to the right of the other 9.
By Eric Godfrey
From: slc, ut
Dec 9, 2010

Not the most amazing climbing I've ever done but some of the coolest limestone pockets I've ever grabbed. Lay your hand flat at the top and watch it stick like velcro... sweet! but ouch.
By kpsully2005
From: Long Island City, New York
Apr 18, 2015

Hey folks:

I was climbing by the Watchtower on Friday, 17 April and lost my wallet. It's a slim, black, bi-fold with a Washington ID, Chase debit card, YMCA membership card, and other misc stuff. My name is Kevin P Sullivan. If you find it please email me: kpsully2005@gmail.com. I went back today and didn't see anything.

I climbed the following routes, and it could be anywhere around these places:
Afterlife, Free Spirites, Petrified, Blood Drive, Myogi (it's in the Todd Goss book, some 11d above the fixed line on the right most arete with giant huecos) Arch Enemy, and Righteous Indignation,

Thanks in advance!
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