|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]|
|FA:||Bret and Stuart Ruckman, 1990|
|Submitted By:||John Steiger on Sep 4, 2011|
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By Spencer Weiler
From: SLC, UT
May 8, 2012
|My only complaint is the bad belay stance at the base of this one. All the other routes have nice flat stances with a belay bolt.|
By Tim Golden
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 20, 2014
Great climb. Pretty consistent, hard climbing from the beginning. You get a slight rest at a good undercling, but you are barely off the ground at that point.
I agree about the belay stance. Really steep on slick quartzite. It would be nice to have a belayers bolt right at the bottom to go in direct with. I felt like I might fall and pull my climber down with me at any moment. Next time I might bring some trad gear to setup a belay anchor.
Also chains at the top would be nice. The cord that was up there looked like it had been baking in the sun all season. Someone left a draw on the last bolt which I also left to give me a little more peace of mind while lowering.