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Continental Crust 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kevin Pogue
New Route: Yes
Season: Summer
Page Views: 995
Submitted By: Orphaned on Jul 3, 2006

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On Continental Crust. Great views. September 2008....

BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Start as for Mantle Dynamics by pulling the fun mantle move onto the gigantic chicken head. Clip another bolt or two and veer right following the numerous bolts through a series of fun, positive moves in dishes and depressions in the rock.

Near the top, continue on easy third class terrain to the some anchors where you will need two ropes to get down or two raps with one rope using the Mantle Dynamics anchors.

If you don't feel like pushing out through the easy finish or you only have one rope, you can traverse horizontally to the right clipping a lone bolt and the anchors atop the 5.7 hand crack route (Handy) or move left to the anchors for Mantle Dynamics. A single 60m will get you down from either set of alternate anchors.

Protection 

24+ bolts


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By Zeb Kenyon
From: Holladay, UT
Jul 3, 2006

I only counted 25 bolts, or should I say lost count after 25, was it recently retro-bolted? It did seem a bit run out in spots. . .
By Brian in SLC
Jul 5, 2006

I counted 24 bolts, but, I think Kevin says 25 clips in another description. So, maybe 24 plus the anchors.
Note: you can rappel to Mantle Dynamics then 100 feet rap to the ground from that anchor.
By Jason Halladay
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From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 7, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route description kinda lacks... How about:
Start as for Mantle Dynamics by pulling the fun mantle move onto the gigantic chicken head. Clip another bolt or two and veer right following the numerous bolts through a series of fun, positive moves in dishes and depressions in the rock. Near the top if you don't feel like clipping bolts through some nearly third-class terrain, you can traverse horizontally to the right clipping a lone bolt and the anchors atop the 5.7 hand crack route or move left to the anchors for Mantle Dynamics. A single 60m will get you down from either set of alternate anchors.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Oct 6, 2011

After the fun traverse moves this ones really easy. Wished I would have thought about going to anchors as Jason suggested as going to the top just adds another rap.
By Dan Mathews
Aug 28, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I thought it was a little easier than Mantle Dynamics.

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