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Great White Behemoth 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Aaron Huey
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Submitted By: Bill Ballace on May 3, 2007

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This spectacular line takes the best stone up the middle of the SUPERRATIC PILLAR proper. Unlike Happiness, this route has a well defined crux at about the 4th or 5th bolt. Props to HUEY for this Genius creation.


route immediately to the right of Hellion. Hellion starts in a small dihedral that peters out at about 10 feet. Find that feature and then it is one route over.


9 to anchors

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By Brent Apgar
From: Out of the Loop
Jul 19, 2008

This has got to be one of the best routes for the grade... anywhere. Or as Huey says "KREIKKEYS!!! HOLY SHIT!!! DO THIS ROUTE!!!"

By adampeters
From: Golden, Colorado
Aug 23, 2008
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Ditto! Best 12b I have seen or done! Top three sport pitch in my book! STOP LOOKING AT THE BOOK AND DO IT!!!

By Toby Butterfield
From: Portland, OR
Sep 15, 2012

This thing kicked my teeth in harder than any other 12b I jumped on, including Happiness. Powerful!

By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 20, 2013

Great freakin route! Do it.......

By twellman
Aug 15, 2013

Probably was a bit more perfect (and easier) in its earlier days... a bit polished now. Wonderful climbing nonetheless!

By Kaelen Williams
1 day ago

I'm sure this route was great in the past, but (in 2014) I found it to be hands-down the most polished and chalk/slimy finger-oil encrusted piece of stone I have ever climbed on, including anything in Rifle. Every tiny little foothold is black with boot rubber and even the wall itself is acquiring an ugly black streak, rendering the name sadly inaccurate.

A victim of its own popularity, I would highly recommend not climbing on this overused piece of stone.