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The Force 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Darren Knezek
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Darren Knezek on Apr 28, 2009

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Getting started. Pic by Tristan Higbee.


This route is so fun that once you send it, the force will be with you, always.
It climbs a stunning face just left of the big left-facing corner and is in between the orange and blue streaks. Pull up to a ledge and clip a bolt, from there it's typically a couple of hard moves to a medium jug. It does this sort of movement throughout the route and will be an ultimate test in your sequence finding abilities.
The rock is perfect just like its neighbors and the climb ends below a huge roof. Stay tuned there will be a second pitch to this one, but hasn't been finished with bolting and cleaning.
As you're climbing it, if you can't decide to go left or right, just remember to let go and use the force.


The first route to the left of the large left-facing corner. Or the third route to the right from the arch.


9 bolts and anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: the best
the best
Rock Climbing Photo: Using the force.
Using the force.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jacob Talley leading "The Force."
Jacob Talley leading "The Force."
Rock Climbing Photo: part of the route
part of the route

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By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
May 13, 2009

Darren, I see you downrated this a letter grade.

Thunderstruck (which you once told me was a stiff .11b) and The Force are quite similar in style (crimpy and balancy); I onsighted both and, for what it's worth, I thought The Force was harder than Thunderstruck.

(Of course, the fact I onsighted them probably means they are both really only about .10b :-)
By Bad Sock Puppet
May 22, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

A fun techincal climb and onsight, although I will have to choose the darkside and downgrade it to a 5.11a since there never seemed to be a real galactic crux. If the height dependence issue gives you trouble then use your lightsaber to cut yourself some pockets, otherwise grow a midichlorian pair and climb that mofo! Probably the best climb on the whole galaxy. There is a flake about half way up that I loosened with my blaster so be careful.

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