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V3 T 
You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny T 

Let it Vee 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Hague and Reichart, 1981
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Submitted By: pete cogan on Sep 2, 2001

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Mike starts up the route.

Climbing reopened after flood MORE INFO >>>

Description 

This is a fun 75 foot dihedral to the L of You're Ugly and Gonzo. The pro is all there, the anchors are bomber -- trees. It's a fast one pitch moderate climb that's ideal for beginning leaders. And, it stays in the shade a long time.

Protection 

stoppers and cams, mid range


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Warming the hands on a cold day.
Warming the hands on a cold day.
Tommy getting a nut in on the start off a solid stance.
Tommy getting a nut in on the start off a solid st...
Garrett Gillest cleaning gear on "Let it Vee" at age 5.
Garrett Gillest cleaning gear on "Let it Vee&...

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By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Oct 22, 2001

Better than it looks from below, quite enjoyable.
By Leo Paik
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From: Westminster, Colorado
Apr 25, 2003

For you beginning leaders, either don't fall or place closely spaced protection above the broken off stump (clearly pictured) to prevent horrendous impaling. Perhaps a saw....
By Brenda Leach
Sep 20, 2004

This is an OK route, much easier than P2 of Gonzo. I don't think this gets climbed often. In the dihedral crack, there's a bit of vegetation and dirt. Makes the feet "interesting" when there's not much on the face. Lots of loose rock at the top. Be careful when belaying from above.
By Scott Edlin
From: boulder, co
May 7, 2006
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Maybe it was just because I hadn't warmed up, but I got pretty pumped on this. As with all routes in this area, there is a ton of loose rock piled up on top. The stump should be either removed or sharpened to a fine point for beginning leader kabobs.
By jay baichi
Aug 3, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a fun climb. I would recommend this climb to any leader. But I agree about the stump. If you fall - Owwww!
By Ben Helgeson
From: Denver
May 26, 2008

Great climb! Someone has 'adjusted' the stump recently. There is no longer potential for getting goosed/impaled. Very fun route!
By Rick Blair
From: Denver
Jul 30, 2008
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

No one mentioned the nice laybacking starting half way. Fun route! Lots of loose rocks at belay ledge, watch out! I knocked a few down.
By eldoradolocal
Sep 9, 2011

Julie Clements and I climbed this route in '71 or '72. I don't know if we were the first, but there were no signs (pin scars) of anyone else climbing it before. We protected it entirely with chocks, and a previous party might have too.
By Clint Locks
From: Boulder
Apr 23, 2012

The infamous tree stump has been removed. Note--the very loose walk-off ledge traverses just above this pitch, so expect some rockfall on a busy day.