The Burden of Immortality
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Brief crux after the crack section. Sweet climb.
Left of Aunt Jemimah's and right of the prominent gold streak.
|Comments on The Burden of Immortality
|By Mike Snyder|
May 9, 2008
This route, all though quite long, has only 20 feet of serious climbing. A good 40+ feet of typical slavery slab climbing leads to hero jug haulin out the steep corner. When that peters out there is a .12a move to a great pocket to recompose for the crux. Im pretty sure Huey crimped ladder style up those shitty crimps, which seems like it could be .13a. I found a way around and was able to reach past half of this crimp ladder which seemed an easier way for me. Whatever. It should be mentioned that there is a tough clip before the crux that should be extended with a sling or second draw. Big ride potential for the onsighter. All in all a fine, tall and proud addition to this stellar wall.
|By Mike Snyder|
May 12, 2008
Of the handful of people I've talked to that have redpointed this route, all agree that it is .13a, albeit a soft one. Which begs the question is it harder than the other 12+ climbs on the wall. I don't think so. I can't do the crux move on Aunt Jemima .12d, nor have I sent Calm Like A Bomb .12d, which is an enduro route that I bolted and passed onto a friend for the FA. Yet it took just two goes to do The Burden. Hell, I have fallen off Screaming Night Hog .12c right at the end at least six times over the last 9 years. So I guess I'm not sure what this all means, maybe I'm just weak.
|By Vance White|
Nov 17, 2009
i found this route also to be soft for the .13a grade. i did find it harder than "e.k.v." or "calm..." which i think are both benchmark for .12c's. use a pen and some white out and inflate or deflate the grade in your guidebook. has anyone onsighted or flashed this route?
|By Blake Cash|
Sep 20, 2011
12d...not 13a. Not the typical TS super technical style, a bit more powerful...
Either way, amazing route and worth getting on.
|By Scott W|
From: Roy, UT
Aug 9, 2012
I found this route very finger size and height dependent. I had to use my pinky and ring finger for several pockets that everyone else I have watched try it use the A team. The crux can be done several different ways depending on your height as well and seems to change the difficulty a lot.
For me, very hard for 12d compared to any other 12d and 13as in the area, felt solid 13a. Crowned Prince Abdullah for example was far far easier for me than this thing, EKV, not even on the radar in difficulty compared to Burden. Aunt Jemimas Bisquick Thunderdome is laughably easy for me as well, I thought maybe 12a/b compared to Burden...so take your pick on the grading, it's all relative to your skill set. Grades are all over the map in Ten Sleep.