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Parlor Game 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Apr 22, 2007

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Steve at the crux of Parlor Game.


A balancy first move or two on a sandstone slab, then easy cruising to the last bolt. Another balancy bit with smearing on varnish, then good holds to the anchors.


This is on the left side of the Ice Cream Parlor area. If the anchors above the left corner 5.6 crack are anchor #1, then this route climbs to anchor #3 (from the left). (There are another couple of anchors to the left of the slab area, but let's not complicate things).


3 bolts to hanger and ring anchors.

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By Pete Hunt
May 18, 2009

This is run out from the third bolt to the anchor. If you blow it up top you're going to take a big ride, atleast 20 feet. The crux is in this section.
By phillipeb
From: salt lake city, Utah
Oct 26, 2009

Was just there yesterday. Still only three bolts.
By Top Rope Hero
From: Was Estes Park, now homeless
May 4, 2010

Yup...only three bolts, still, making the last few moves committing and fun as hell. Psyche up for this one and get yer friction on.
By Annie Naylor
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 12, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

I was there on October 9th. There are 4 bolts, but still a pretty crazy runout after the 3rd. Kind of an odd traverse from the 4th bolt left to the anchors, too.
By anthony509
From: grass valley, ca
Nov 18, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

3 bolts only--17 Nov 2010
By optikal
From: SLC, UT
Sep 28, 2011

To resolve the conflict between if Parlor Game has 3 bolts or 4 bolts, Parlor Game has 3 bolts. What I see referred to in the book I have, "Best Climbs Moab", calls "Left Slab" which 5 bolts (one looked new.) Left Slab is to the right of Parlor Game, and is directly adjacent (on the left) to the crack but isn't in most books and isn't presently on MP, but I will submit it now.

Here's a picture of me on Left Slab in May 2011, enlarge to see all 5 clips:
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Sep 28, 2011

"Left Slab... isn't presently on MP..."

Your photo is of Left Slab.

Edit: I renamed the route linked above from "Unknown 5.7" to "Left Slab", which should explain this otherwise now non-sensical comment.
By Preston Havill
From: Telluride, CO
Oct 27, 2013

I don't know if I would give it an R rating, as I don't think you would get hurt if you fell (properly) above the 3rd bolt, but the crux move is certainly committing, run out, and a bit scary compared to other 9's on low angle slabs in the area. And yes, fun as hell. Good climb!
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