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Aloof Roof 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: GWB on May 11, 2012

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Description 

This is the easiest of the three routes starting around the arete from Breaking Rocks. Start in the left facing corner below a roof between Stab in the Dark and Shit Hook. Pull up and out the short roof and continue up the crack eventually trending to the left aiming for the rap anchors at the top of Breaking Rocks.

Location 

20 feet left of Shit Hook

Protection 

Standard Rack


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By Noah.J
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 15, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Pulling around the roof is fun, and significantly harder than Raise Hell, but easier than Super Direct. Small cams (purple/green/red C3s) sew up the upper section. Also make sure your second can climb the route before you head up. Rapping the route from the Breaking Rocks anchor to clean your gear may very well result in a stuck rope. Unless you're into making a jugging system out of runners and slogging up a 95' route to fix your idiot mistake, don't try to rap the route (ask me how I know...)
By Robert Hutchins
May 27, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Funny, I felt pulling around the roof was quite reasonable for the grade, so I guess it depends on climbing styles. However, I felt the boulder start was harder than any other move on either route. Pretty fun route if the rope is managed well, and nice to throw in on occasion for a change of pace. If the leader is fine on 5.8x, but not quite up to doing Stab In the Dark, this can also be used to access the beautiful arete on that climb. You probably would want to be a pretty solid 5.10 climber though as the consequences of falling in multiple locations are dire.

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