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Primeval Atmosphere 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: M. Tupper, E. Tupper
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Feb 3, 2010

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A doozie from the word "climbing", this highly sequential, highly sustained route will perplex or just plain upset most climbers.

Gripping at its nicest with clenched fists at their finest, you may just develop carpel tunnel after a solid strike at this route. Three fingered pockets, long reaches, a difficult to read sequence...whoa nelly!

There's a lot of climbing in this short 40 feet, and while all of it is great, there's a good chance you won't enjoy it until its over.


The fourth route from the right at the Shady Side West.


Four bolts and an anchor.

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By Marius vanderMerwe
From: Saint George, UT
Jan 23, 2012
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13

First bolt is high off the ground with a dangerous landing area (and for me the bottom moves felt like the hardest on the route). I suggest bringing your stick clip or do as a top rope.
By John Groh
Dec 2, 2013

Absolutely awesome. Thin and technical, and almost dead vertical through the first few bolts. A must do if you're in the area. I imagine the start might be harder for shorter people. Bring your fanciest of footwork.
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 19, 2015
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I think this might be one of the better lines at this cliff, save for some of the 12's. Blowing the 2nd clip might have some consequences, but a finding a good clipping stance or just stick clipping the 2nd bolt takes care of that issue. Worth the walk down here for this route!

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