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YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Steve Carruthers
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Submitted By: Steven Lucarelli on Sep 4, 2013

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  • Description 

    The guide book description (C)2013 is pretty much dead on without the details. The start is broken and loose and also a little spooky with a difficult crux getting into the finger crack. After the crux the crack quickly opens up to perfect hands and big hands to the anchor.


    This route is on the far left end of Reservoir Wall, about 20 minutes past Excuse Station. There is no trail and the bush whacking sucks but hopefully that will improve with some more traffic. The crack is in lighter colored sandstone vs the typical wingate and is very solid. Some of the rock around the start is a little chossy but easy to avoid.


    Doubles of .3 to #1, lots of #2's and #3's to the anchor. A couple #3 Friends work well to supplement the Camalots. As of 9/2013 the anchor is the original from the first ascent with one bolt and aluminum hanger and one stopper. Interestingly when I got to the anchor there was no webbing or carabiners on either the bolt or the stopper, leading me to believe that Steve must have continued to the top. An updated anchor would be nice but I doubt this route will see much traffic (and I didn't have my bolt kit) so I left some slings and carabiners.

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    By slim
    Sep 5, 2013

    steve, did you happen to also do the route between good excuse and CH? long big hands flake sort of thing?

    thanks for adding this one, we were going to do it last spring but ran out of daylight.
    By Steven Lucarelli
    From: Moab, UT
    Sep 6, 2013

    Walked by a couple other routes on the way to this one but didn't get on them. Will have to check them out next time.
    By slim
    Sep 6, 2013

    yeah, it think it was called S&P or something like that. really good route. pretty quiet over in that neck of the woods, once you get past excuse station...
    By Eric Fjellanger
    Apr 30, 2015

    Great route!! Fun crux at the bottom in slightly iffy rock, might clean up with more traffic. Then tight hands for a bit, and then lots and lots of big hands to the top.

    Once you're through the tight hands section, it's almost immediately #3 camalots clear to the anchor. I made do with 4 and a lot of bumping, but 5 or 6 would have been more fun.

    I wish I had been equipped to add a bolt to the anchor. Instead I added a stopper and some webbing. So it's now an old decent-looking bolt, two stoppers, a bunch of tat and 2 carabiners.

    There is sort of a trail forming, but the amount of vegetation on this part of the wall is really impressive. Still the bushwhack wasn't that bad.

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