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Vaporous Apparition 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Brian Smoot
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Submitted By: Harvey Miller on Sep 12, 2004

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great climb

Located in a National Forest Fee Area MORE INFO >>>

Description 

A juggy climb that goes over the left side of the small roof in the middle of the wall.

Start up on large jugs to the roof. Pull the roof using more balance than anything it, then more good holds to the chains.

Location 

The middle of three bolted routes on the more-or-less south facing part of Hard Rock. This face has large evergreen trees on the left and right.

Protection 

5 bolts, chain anchors.


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The Hard Rock, South West Face <br />15 <a href='/v/treehugger/105837747'>Treehugger</a> 5.10b <br />16 <a href='/v/vaporous-apparition/105741350'>Vaporous Apparition</a> 5.9 <br />17 <a href='/v/gas-boost/105817604'>Gas Boost</a> 5.8
BETA PHOTO: The Hard Rock, South West Face 15 Treehugger 5.10b...
Max Peters Leading Vaporous Apparition 5.9
Max Peters Leading Vaporous Apparition 5.9
Brittany pulling the roof on this climb
Brittany pulling the roof on this climb
pulling through to the top
pulling through to the top
my turn pulling the roof on vaporious apparition
my turn pulling the roof on vaporious apparition
Max Peters leading Vaporous Apparition 5.9
Max Peters leading Vaporous Apparition 5.9
Tosh Peters Leading Vaporous Apparition 5.9
Tosh Peters Leading Vaporous Apparition 5.9
About to pull over the small roof.
About to pull over the small roof.

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By Granger
Sep 12, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This route is immediately left of Gas Boost. Like most limestone, bring some sort of degreaser up with you.
By Jon Bitter
From: Waco, Tx
Aug 17, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I think this is one of the only five nines that made my forearms feel pumped. Easy enough, just don't expect it to really be a rest route.
By anja
Oct 22, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is one of my favorite routes at this wall!
By Mark Lewis
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 26, 2012

Pumpy for a 5.9, but a fun route! Large holds abound, though getting greasy from use, throw in a small bulge to climb over and a great belay area and this route is a winner!
By OldManRiver
From: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Oct 7, 2012

well bolted, fun route. Great holds/feet to the bulge, little thin above. Very fun route
By Austin Prete
From: Orem, UT
Aug 30, 2013

This climb felt extremely greasy, I wasn't able to get above the 3rd bolt because it was just too slick and I kept slipping off on the final steep moves (after that I imagine it gets easier), and it was getting dark anyway so I just bailed. It felt significantly harder than Platinum Blonde which I had just led before this one. (Might be part of the reason I wasn't able to get up this though). However this was maybe my 10th outdoor lead/climb so I won't argue with what it's rated, and will just assume I was doing it wrong. Be aware of the slickness though.