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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.
Dan Zobell near the top of Latter-day Saints.
|Comments on Latter-Day Saints
|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.
From: Small Lake, UT
Sep 27, 2011
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.
|By dave bingham|
Oct 6, 2011
"Pinner Face" 11a-ish. I did put bolts on this and it's a nice afternoon shade route with a slabby start and a crux at about half-height. It is the first bolted route left of "Zipdrive" and right of "Latter day saints".
ps - I did do an '09 guide reprint with a few additions/ corrections.