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Hielo 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: G. Kirchhoff, M. Hess, June 2012
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Submitted By: Landon McBrayer on Jul 18, 2013

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Description 

There is a new-ish route on the mottled face just left of Get a Pump. There are three well-spaced bolts (probably with the intent of getting gear in between; good luck with that) that lead to a two bolt anchor.


Location 

Just left of Get a Pump.


Protection 

Bolts/ small offset cams, micro cams.



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By Spencer Weiler
From: SLC, UT
Jul 18, 2013

Scary gritty knob climbing on spaced bolts. Don't fall anywhere on this route. A few more bolts would improve this one.

By grk10vq
Administrator
Aug 10, 2014

Back in the 1970s, climbing’s cognoscenti had ruled that bolts must be used only as a last resort. I learned to climb at Enchanted Rock near Austin, Texas, and at Quartz Mountain in Oklahoma, areas where face climbs might have one bolt every 50 feet—if you were lucky. However, today’s sport climbers frighten easily and the rules have changed. Many of the routes I cut my teeth on have been retro-bolted to assuage the fragile psyches of today’s climbers. These days, bolts are placed no more than a body-length apart when the climbing is challenging. If you choose to engineer run outs into your sport climb (i.e. pass up obvious stances where a climber could clip a bolt), and allow today’s squeamish tribe to experience a jolt of fear, they will pronounce your climb a shitpile and call you an asshole in the comments on Mountain Project. My rule of thumb is to bolt a climb so that I feel perfectly safe at all times—and then add a couple.

Jeff Jackson-



This route was drilled on lead and is in character with many of the canyon's early first ascents.