|Type:||Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]|
|FA:||Mike Howard & Jay Foley|
|Submitted By:||Mike Howard on May 1, 2007|
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By Daniel Trugman
From: Los Alamos, NM / Stanford, CA
Feb 7, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
A #4 cam is a little better than a #3, but both work. Don't get scared off of this just because it's a 5.11 mixed climb... The twenty feet of trad are only 5.8. The climbing on the arete and in the corner is stellar! I can't usually onsight 11- so I thought it was a little soft at the grade. Maybe I just got lucky?
Definitely a more natural finish than the eponymous Utopian Vistas route (but that finish has the upside of being able to set up the classic Hopper's Hangover for toprope).