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The Adjective

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The Adjective  

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Location: 40.2645, -111.612 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Feb 12, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: The Adjective from the east. 1 Project 2 Furious 5...


Steep, shaded, limestone wall with a variety of bolted routes. The wall faces east and is shaded by numerous trees along the base.

A good crag for hot summer afternoons and evenings, the routes lie along two or three hundred yards of the east face of a limestone fin that reaches down to the streambed.

Getting There 

Proceed up the canyon to the first stream crossing (a small wooden bridge). Instead of crossing the bridge stay right along the edge of the stream bed. Continue past the gully on the right (approx. 100 feet from the crossing) and along the base of the wall at the right (south) of the stream bed . When the wall turns a corner and heads south you are at the north side of The Adjective.

Route List 

The routes following are listed from left-to-right (i.e, from uphill to downhill).

Top-most wall:
1. Hairy 5.9
2. Shaved 5.10c
3. Black 5.11d
4. Hard 5.10a
5. Twisted Tit 5.12b

Wall with triple-ledge system at base, bordered by a 15-foot evergreen on each side:
6. Mellifluous 5.12c
7. Punitive 5.12a
8. Lecherous 5.11b
9. Purulent 5.11a

Wall with double-ledge system, bordered by a 50-foot evergreen on each side:
10. project
11. Blackwater Porter 5.11b
12. 5.12a

Wall(s) closest to the stream bed:
13. Furious 5.11c
14. Vomit 5.10d
15. Idiotic 5.11d (one bolt variation from Vomit to Ferocious)
16. Ferocious 5.12b
17. Stinger 5.12c
18. Vexatious 5.12b
19. Vicarious 5.11b
20. Pink Bicycle 5.12a
21. Atrocious 5.11c

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Adjective:
Hard   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Shaved   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Vicarious   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Furious   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Idiotic   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 35'   
Black   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Ferocious   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport   
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Another view of The Adjective. This is from the op...
BETA PHOTO: Another view of The Adjective. This is from the op...
View of the upper most wall including Harry, Shave...
View of the upper most wall including Harry, Shave...
2nd wall down from top
BETA PHOTO: 2nd wall down from top
Rock Canyon - 1st stream crossing - South side  1....
BETA PHOTO: Rock Canyon - 1st stream crossing - South side 1....
3rd wall down from top
BETA PHOTO: 3rd wall down from top
Top wall
BETA PHOTO: Top wall

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By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Feb 12, 2006
Note: the route names in the beta photo are from the Ruckman guide. Since the guide is more than 10 years old, it is possible that some of the projects have been sent and named. If anyone knows, let me know and I'll change the caption.
By Skyler Penrod
Aug 13, 2008
This area is seeing a lot of work and has quite a few new routes that all seem to be stellar. Watch for falling rock...I was up here when Andy was bolting and cleaning some of these and there was some serious rock coming down. Highly recommend this area.
By Bad Sock Puppet
Aug 30, 2008
There are a lot of new routes being bolted & cleaned on this wall right now. A few are projects but many have FA with ratings, but are not included yet. And yeah, some seriously large stuff has been cleaned off this wall. Definitely will be some classic lines when finished!
By Clay Allred
From: Moab UT
Sep 11, 2008
so true, Andy Knight has bolted some beautiful new lines on the south end of the wall. Thanks Andy
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