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Latter-Day Saints 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Dave Bingham, Dean Hernandez 2004
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Sep 26, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Dan Zobell starting up Latter-day Saints.


A tough, strenuous start followed by a bit of tricky side-pulling wizardry, and finally casual cruising on lovely edges to the chains.

Start up the ever-steeping base straddling the wide-but-narrowing seam and clip the first bolt from a fun position with a jug. Find a way to get up and into position for the second bolt, and then figure out the crux.

Still a bit of strenuous climbing to go: get above the crux section and then break right onto the beautiful, large reddish-brown plate. A bit of spider crawling up and then head a bit left and cruise to the chains.


On the east side of Building Blocks, starts up a wide seam found behind a sickly juniper (the only juniper around the base) and the follows a shallow, rounded, left-facing flake edge. Above the seam is a reddish-brown plate with rectangular sections.


9 bolts, chain anchors.

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Dan Zobell near the top of Latter-day Saints.
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By Kevin Volkening
Jun 6, 2011

09' guide calls it 11a but cant recall the name. FA 04 by bingham. Few very improbable moves to easier climbing. Very thought provoking.
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Sep 27, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

The dihedral moves are super technical and involve fierce shenanigans to avoid barn-dooring into oblivion. The upper patina section is bliss.
Hard start for 11a.
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