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Aunt Jemimas Bisquick Thunderdome S 
Burden of Immortality, The S 
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Colors of Heaven S 
Crown Prince Abdullah S 
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Goldmember S 
Happiness in Slavery S 
Head Like a Hole S 
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Mommas Mental Medication S 
Number One Enemy (AKA: Popsicle Sandwich) S 
Papa Knows Best S 
School's Out S 
Screaming Night Hog S 
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The Burden of Immortality 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Huey
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Submitted By: m.wendling on Aug 4, 2007

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Brief crux after the crack section. Sweet climb.


Left of Aunt Jemimah's and right of the prominent gold streak.



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By Mike Snyder
May 9, 2008
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

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
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

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
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

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: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 9, 2012
rating: 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c

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.
By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Jul 15, 2013
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

Let me start off first by saying this thing is probably the coolest line I did at Ten Sleep for my first trip. Great rock climbing PERIOD.

Now this is only my opinion so take it at that. It felt like if you had good endurance and draws were hanging you could flash this. However, with that said I was feeling like I was going to send it second go and took me 2 more goes to thread the needle. Loved skipping the clip just after the JUG pocket made for some really really good rides! For me it felt like what it was graded honestly 12+/13-. It will be easier or harder depending on your style.

I agree with Scott W in that EKV felt much easier. And Bisquick was probably the easiest flash all trip I had. I flashed other 12b's that felt more difficult. Plus, I flashed Bisquick after red pointing Burden second go of the day. Regardless of what grade you give it. If you climb anywhere near 12c. GET ON THIS LINE! Favorite route for me this last trip.
By Seth Finkelstein
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 20, 2015
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

I tightened a number of dangerously loose bolts and removed 4 extremely sun-bleached quickdraws from this route. If the draws are yours, send me an email and I'll get them back to you. The bolts lacked lock washers, so i would expect them to loosen over time, cuidado.
By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jul 21, 2015

My son took a huge whip on this a couple of weeks ago when the hanger came off the bolt. The crux bolts just need to be replaced with Powers 5-piece so that the nuts don't loosen. Lock washer or not, wedge bolts aren't a good idea for crux bolts, especially if there is a likelihood of a lot of falls.
By Chris. T.
From: Longmont, Co.
Sep 16, 2015
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

This route is in need of hardware replacement. The right anchor bolt is completely stripped out and loose in it's hole. Several other bolts along the route come loose after just a few burns.

This route is truly a classic, and deserves some love.

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