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Bergers Bakeshop 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on May 17, 2006

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A nice arete with sustained moves all the way to the anchors. Climb wanders a bit, going back and fourth between the arete and the anchors.


See climb #5 on attached photo.


10 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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By Robin
From: Albuquerque, NM
Apr 16, 2007
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

fun climb that is very worth doing
By Rick Bradshaw
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 8, 2008

This route was established by some combination of Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler. I believe Tom was the main driver and did the FA.
By Karl Kiser
Apr 1, 2008

Mark Thomas did the FA. The rating difference comes from whether one uses the better right hand hold or goes straight up the face (Mark's vision).
By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Sep 1, 2008

Another great climb in the Grotto. The only thing contrived about it is making the arete off-limits for the 11c grade. What is this, the gym?
By Lee H.
From: Overland Park, KS
Nov 10, 2009

It appears loose rock isn't confined to the winter wall. Be watchful on this route too. I pulled off a fist size hold when I climbed it last weekend.