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Bland Cherokee 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Eagan, Reed, Cylvik
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Dec 28, 2002

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Straddling the cave at the start.

Description 

This climbs the northern line of bolts on the West face. It starts just above a cave. It angles left on holds that are trickier than they first appear. The placements are excellent.

Protection 

2 anchors atop, and 4 quickdraws for the climb.


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The crux on a cold morning.
The crux on a cold morning.
nice start
nice start
Adam Symonds pulls up on the first move over the cave.
Adam Symonds pulls up on the first move over the c...
Goodbye foothold. You held my left foot well as I pulled myself over the roof on Bland Cherokee. Now, I must find a new way...
Goodbye foothold. You held my left foot well as I ...
Adam Symonds poses with the blocks of quartzite that used to be a foothold for the first move over the cave. You can thank him later for ruining this climb for everyone...
Adam Symonds poses with the blocks of quartzite th...
almost to the chains
almost to the chains

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By john richards
From: salt lake city UT
Apr 21, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Good early season climbing. But honestly if it is the summer time keep driving.
By Jared Hargrave
From: Salt Lake City, UT.
Jun 17, 2009

Forget straddling the roof at the bottom anymore. My friend Adam and I did the climb today and the block for the left foot came crashing down to the cave floor.

Guess this changes that first move.

Must have been all the rain we've gotten this spring.

Lucky no one was hanging out under there when it happened. It was a pretty big chunk!
By DCrane
From: Taylorsville, Utah
Jul 22, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Still a good climb, but very hot in the late afternoon. We managed to start from almost inside the cave and work our way up. Be careful with a very good looking hold to the right about 2-3 moves up from the cave, it feels very loose. Test your holds before committing to them =)
By Paul Wilhelmsen
From: sandy, ut
Apr 30, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Looked at this climb and thought 'wtf how is that 5.10a'. But give it a try. It is a slopey climb and and blast. try it, you'll love it
By Wic
From: SLC, UT
Apr 25, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This is a great climb with great holds all the way up. The reason for the 5.10 rating is definitely because of the crux at the top. Tricky move but it will pump you up when you stick it! Have good shoes for the approach - I did this in flip flops and wouldn't recommend that; there is lots of talus to go through to get to the climbs. In the summertime, I would recommend doing the climb in the early morning or early evening because that west-facing wall gets hot!