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Short Roof 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Dec 28, 2002

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The horn is just too perfect to not sit on


A little route furter east up the gully. It is on the approach to the top of the wall. It climbs a small slab with 1 bolt and climbs a very juggy and easy roof, and then finishes out on shattered slab. Don't come for this climb but if you are here for the others -- tick it.


2 bolts atop the route. 3 draws for the rest of it.

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3rd clip
3rd clip
Pulling the (so-called) roof
Pulling the (so-called) roof
fun and very fast
fun and very fast
After pulling the roof (without sitting on the hor...
After pulling the roof (without sitting on the hor...
fun short ceiling great for pics
fun short ceiling great for pics

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By Jake Richens
From: Sl, ut
Mar 15, 2007

If you are in the area it is worth sending, well portected and a short pump.

You will find this climb as you finish the scramble up the drainage and follow the switchback to the roadside part of the sport utility rock.
By john richards
From: salt lake city UT
Apr 21, 2008

I dare you not to sit on the horn underneath the roof.
By jesse clayton
Jun 19, 2009

great little climb, huge jugs but great cieling for the camera.
the first bolt dosent do much for safty exept keeping you from doing a header down the trail
By John.Brimley
Jun 26, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a fun warmup climb. My partner and I did a few laps on this before hitting the longer climbs. To add a bit more interest to this route do a sitdown start and try to stay off of the slabby face where the first bolt is.

If the landing wasn't so terrible this could be done as a boulder problem.
By DCrane
From: Taylorsville, Utah
May 22, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Likely a large wasp nest right under the roof of this climb. We looked for it for a bit as there were nearly 30 wasps flying all round it, but gave up and walked away from the climb when we found the rattlesnake sitting right on top of the big boulder at the start. Check for critters before reaching over that boulder!
By Paul Wilhelmsen
From: sandy, ut
Apr 30, 2013

This climb is like a fun boulder problem. The only problem is the heinous rope drag! My belayer had slack and I was stuck; expect to ravage your rope.
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