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Call of the Wild 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Tristan Higbee, Christian Burrell
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 5,361
Submitted By: Tristan Higbee on Jul 22, 2008

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Call of the wild... (Canon 70d)

Description 

This is a very unique route. There's nothing else like it in Rock Canyon, or even American Fork. Just about every hold is a huge, juggy pocket. The pockets are awesome! Also, this route has the world's greatest undercling. Enjoy!


Location 

The left-most of the two obvious, pocketed slab routes on the right side of the Wild. Just right of the corner crack that is Heart of Darkness.

Protection 

4 bolts to chain anchors.


Photos of Call of the Wild Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Must do if you're bringing along climbers that nee...
Must do if you're bringing along climbers that nee...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jonny Wilson, belayed by Tristan Higbee, on Call o...
Jonny Wilson, belayed by Tristan Higbee, on Call o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Christian Burrell, belayed by Jonny Wilson, on Cal...
Christian Burrell, belayed by Jonny Wilson, on Cal...
Rock Climbing Photo: "Undercling!" ... Christian on the great...
"Undercling!" ... Christian on the great...
Rock Climbing Photo: Call of the wild
Call of the wild
Rock Climbing Photo: Justin at the top of Call of the Wild.
Justin at the top of Call of the Wild.
Rock Climbing Photo: Atop call of the wild
BETA PHOTO: Atop call of the wild

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By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jul 22, 2008

As good as it gets! The hard part is deciding which amazing holds to actually use. There is a perfect 2 finger pocket on th left as you move up to bolt #2 and the best undercling in the world just past #4 on the right. There is NOT a better 5.6 in the canyon!
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Jul 23, 2008

Though short, this route is really unique and fun. How many other 5.6s are there in the area that are better? And there is only one other limestone 5.6 in the canyon (the direct start to the first pitch of Cool World). So, when compared to other routes of its grade, I think this is a fantastic route.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Sep 18, 2008

I did this route again yesterday and was surprised to find it relatively dirty. The rain must wash down dirt and pine needles from above. Too bad.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Oct 20, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Yeah, I had the same problem, but it wasn't a big deal. This route is a lot of fun.
By Darren Knezek
May 26, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I gave this one four stars to make up for the bomb on Antelope. :) Great climb on outstanding rock!
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Sep 7, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Climbed this one again, and if I had a vote, I'd say it's the best 5.6 in the canyon. Awesome line, great pockets and holds.
By BJB
From: Texas
Jun 16, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This is some of the most beautiful rock I've seen in the canyon. Easy climbing on perfect pocket holds.
By Canyon Copa
May 30, 2012

Perfect route for those learning to lead climb. The area is also great for a "social climb."

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