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A Dream of Fat Antelope T 
A Horse Will Have To Do T 
Arete Already T 
Bragging About Jesus S 
Bullwinkle T 
Damit T 
Empty Suit T 
Five Finger Discount T,S 
Go Left, Old Man, Go Left T 
Hard to Believe T 
Inconvenient Angles T 
Inner Notch T 
Intimidation T 
Jogging to Vedauwoo T 
La Femme Takeda T 
Ledge of the World, The T 
Middle Notch T,TR 
Outer Dark T 
Outer Notch T 
Penetration T 
Pretty Girls with Long Knives T 
Random Crystals T 
Scratch the Surface T 
Shit Talk (aka Gameday) T 
Sketch Palsy S 
Son of a Wanted Man T 
Sweet Variation T 
Take 5 T 
Unicorn Exterminator T 
Unremembered T 
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Bragging About Jesus 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Steve Bechtel, ~1993
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Submitted By: Old Fart aka Dave Bohn on Aug 30, 2003

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Jim Gizelli is 'Braggin About Jesus'! Shot from Ar...

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This is the best "moderate" face route at Vedauwoo!! This route is on Blair III, the first (most W) of the large crags you encounter heading east on the trail out of the picnic area. Hike up to the E side through a forested valley between Blair III and II until you are almost at the North end of the rock. Two long bolted lines start here; [Bragging About Jesus" is the line on the right. Start by scrambling up a steep ramp to a bombbay chimney; stem and chimney up 20-30' (no pro) until you can step over onto a gorgeous arete/flake and clip the 1st of 10 bolts. Crystal pinch and layback the flake edge past 10 bolts, with an optional cam up high (spooky move without, I always place it). It has no crux, it is just sustained fun and maybe a little soft for the grade. DOUBLE ROPE RAP!! from shared bolt anchors at the top of "Sketch Palsy", the left of the 2 routes.


10 bolts with 1 optional 1- 1.5" cam.


This route is on Blair III.

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By Shane Zumpf
From: Laramie, WY
Aug 8, 2009

Please note that a double rope rap is not required if you have a 70 m rope. But only if you have a 70m rope. You can also protect the chimney by placing a #2 or #1 C4 in the crack beneath the boulder. Just make sure to back clean the pieces after you clip the bolt to avoid rope drag.
By Bjorn
From: Near Joshua Tree
Aug 22, 2009

I rappelled the route successfully with a 60m the other day. Just trend to the right to a ledge that is higher than the ground directly beneath the chains. This ledge is not a complicated walkoff or anything. This route is a great time and a wonderful way to mix it up in the middle of a day of fat cracks.
By Tom Rangitsch
Mar 23, 2013

FA Steve Bechtel circa 1993. The name is from a bumper sticker we saw on a car in Laramie the day Steve did the route.
By Skip Harper
Oct 24, 2014

Check out the topo on Arete Already. It includes 'Braggin'.
By MarkDW
From: Afton, WY
May 3, 2015

Can be done with a 60m. Just lower into the chimney. First time on it and it was fantastic!

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