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BETA PHOTO: 28 Scenic Turnout 5.10a
Steep, quartzite slab climbing followed by jugs to the top. Thin, crimpy climbing through the first two bolts to a clipping hold for the third bolt, followed by mostly large holds above. A mantle onto a narrow ledge awaits after the fifth bolt.
The west-most (right-most) of the routes in the Ed and Terry Gully. It is the one of two bolted routes and is the only route located on a west-facing slab. After traversing from the main Ed and Terry Wall through a small gap, head downhill for 20 feet and then scramble south and up to the belay area.
6 bolts, chain anchor. If top roping after leading consider extending the anchor point about three or four feet to avoid rubbing on an edge below the anchor.
By Kent McClannan
Apr 2, 2013
After many years, I re-visited this quality and compact climbing area. Scenic Turnout was originally climbed in 1990 by Chad Leblanc and I. I hand drilled the first two bolts on lead (crux), and the rest of the pitch was protected with gear (tcus, stoppers). We called it Sticky Fingers 5.10-. Although obscure due to its location, its a good pitch. Since repeating some of Jims Little Cottonwood Canyon routes in my youth I have had deep respect for him. I think its cool that we have a 1st ascent together even though our efforts were almost two decades apart.
By Jim Knight
May 23, 2016
I tip my hat to you Kent. Well done 'bro. Great location and vision. Nobody does trad or runouts any more so I added bolts for those without balls. I concur on the grade. Perhaps we should climb together?