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Nettle 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Andy Ross
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: apross on Jun 18, 2009

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Description 

Some steep pulling leads to a good rest. You can then move right to join DOF (easier) or move back left (harder) and pass a few more bolts. Finish straight up to an out-of-sight two bolt anchor shared with DOF.


Location 

Starts between Depth of Field and Touchy Subject


Protection 

Bolts



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By John Steiger
Sep 4, 2011

IMO, direct is 11c/d, escape is 11b; both very worthwhile.

By Spencer Weiler
From: SLC, UT
Apr 19, 2012

quality. start on the tree and follow great edges up to the top. Agree 11c sound good. same anchor situation as Depth. one bomber bolt with a biner that allows for rappelling there vs continuing up chossy rock to true anchor.

By Landon McBrayer
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 10, 2012
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

The direct bolt line is not that much harder than heading right. The rock above the last "rap" bolt isn't *that* chossy. There is a nice set of chains w/ biners just out of site above the lip.

By KipHenrie
From: centerville, utah
Sep 3, 2012
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Steeper than you think with the draws swinging in space. Big holds lead to crimps then to big holds. After that work the crux with thin movement and careful feet to some better left hand holds higher. After that it's a jugfest. I did not encounter any nettle on this route.

By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Feb 24, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

The direct bolt line is much harder than heading right. Quarter pad crimps vs full pad jugs. Solid 11c... Good thing the crux is really short and spits you out on jugs.
Don't give in to the accepted idiotic practice of lowering from the quicklink on the last bolt. The last bit to the top may have been chossy for a few years after the route was put up but it's now clean and solid. Fire up the last bulge, pull the mantle and lower off the chains, standard draws will provide enough extension to put the rope over the lip.