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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Reed, Rentka
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jul 24, 2007

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Very classic line that takes good gear.

Follows flakes and broken crack system.


Pro is mixed; many bolts but bring a single set of cams as well.

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By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
May 17, 2009
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

This is certainly a trad route with bolts. There are tons of hand jams and finger locks. I agree, bring a set of cams up to 2". You could take even more if you really wanted to sew it up! Much nicer climb than it appears from the ground. Very sustained.
By furrymurry
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 16, 2009
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Amazing route, splitter line. Didn't have gear so did it on the bolts, it would be BETTER protected if you led it on pure gear.
Two questions:
1. Why was this thing ever bolted?
2. Why hasn't someone chopped the bolts?
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 16, 2009
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I was told, second hand, that when Doug Reed did the line, he put bolts on it so that people would do it. It's a much better line than it appears from the ground since the first 20 feet or so is somewhat crappy rock. I completely agree, if you bring gear, the protection is right where you want it.
By Sam Stephens
Jan 26, 2010

Glad everyone resonates my thoughts. Did this route at the end of the day one day and just did it on bolts not realizing how much gear it would take. Gonna go back again and do it on gear.
By Jason Price
Oct 11, 2012
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

The old Cater guide called this 11a, but it's pretty pumpy. I took a good fall from the anchors onto a bomber 1.5 friend. Really glad to have had a few small cams to place between the spaced bolts!
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