Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Interiors Wall Area
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Piece of Work T 
Bigger Than She Looks T 
Briar's Birth  T 
Everything in Between Variation  T 
Fondon't T 
Interiors T 
Key Hole T 
Lieback T 
Make The Grade T 
Pinball Chimney T 
Pony Express aka Bunny Ramp T 
Right of Lieback T 
Shaft, The T 
Texas Finger Crack T 
Unknown I T 
Unknown II T 
Unknown III T 

Make The Grade 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: First clean lead: Josh Borof (2001)
Page Views: 1,666
Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Dec 1, 2011

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (5)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Arc it.


After climbing 20' or so of easy wide crack up a ramp, step up to the plate to the steep, left-arching crack. The crack opens and closes as it goes through many pods. Reaching through these pods often results in good hand jams. Make an awkward last move to clip the chains dangling in space!


Begin 12 feet to the left of Unknown II. The shiny chains hanging in space obviously mark the route.


A #5 and maybe a #6 Camalot for the beginning wideness. Bring singles of #0.5, 0.75, 1, 3 Camalot and doubles of #2.

Photos of Make The Grade Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Keep arcing it.
Keep arcing it.

Comments on Make The Grade Add Comment
Show which comments
By Matt Touchette
From: Cody,WY
Sep 1, 2015

This route was first led clean by Josh Borof from Telluride, CO around 2001.
By slim
Sep 2, 2015

Isn't this route in the original Desert Rock (i.e. circa '88)?

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!