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Eric living large on Wheat thin.
This beautiful route climbs the thin flake feature right of Rye Crisp. It is easier than it looks, but just as high quality.
Wander up the easy flake system until it steepens. Jam and face climb up this wonderful feature until you are back on 3rd class ground. Bring a 70 meter or 2 60 meter ropes to rap from any of a number of fixed anchors.
Stoppers, cams from fingers to big hands.
BETA PHOTO: Elephant Rock - Wheat Thin and surroundings
JC nearing the top of Wheat Thin.
Wheat Thin crack.
Cruising up the mellow portion of Wheat Thin
The steeper funner portion.
Maura Hahnenberger coming up Wheat Thin
Gary leading Wheat Thin, the beginning of a fun we...
The late James Welton on Wheat Thin
James Welton on Wheat Thin
Tara on wheat thin
Stan Leading "Wheat Thin", Great Day at the City!
The late James Welton leading Wheat thin
James Welton leading Wheat thin on passive gear on...
Andy leading Wheat Thin.
Wheat Thin .7
Ralph, near the crux, Wheat Thin.
|By John J. Glime|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 4, 2004
Really fun climb. Climb this route. It is definitely easier than it looks, on the upper section, the face has tons of good holds if you want to use them.
From: Spokane, WA
Jun 23, 2005
Please...please do not toprope this route on weekends when it is crowded. This is THE classic moderate route at the City. Twice I have been here and seen large groups of people TRing this route on a Saturday. If you MUST toprope it, come midweek when nobody is around. TRing this (or any other classic climb) on crowded weekends is selfish and inconsiderate. If you have lots of beginners that you want to take up on the weekend, take each one as a second, one at a time, and lead it over and over again. This allows other groups to jump in and lead through.
If there is a long line of people waiting to lead a route, I don't think anyone can complain. But the second time that I saw people TRing this route, my partner and I moved on to something else while the group behind us stayed around to climb this one since they had never climbed it before. Four hours later they were still waiting (maybe much longer, because we left). Yes, they could have moved on as well, but if the TRers had lead through each time, no one would have had to wait more than say 30 minutes. Moreover, the TRers were doing LAPS! Argh!
There are plenty of nonclassic, yet still good, places to TR on busy days. See, for example, Practice Rock.
From: Spokane, WA
Jun 27, 2005
Also, there is a walkoff down the back side.
|By Nathan Fisher|
Sep 11, 2006
Classic. Much better than Rye Crisp. Don't get sucked into the large crack at the end. Use the face.
|By Guy H.|
From: Fort Collins CO
Sep 20, 2006
A classic flake route at the City. This route has seen a number of Teva ascents for those looking for a little spice.
From: Park City, Ut.
Jun 7, 2009
A great route. This eats a lot of nuts, and makes a great first lead at the city!
From: huntsville, utah
Oct 16, 2009
There is a section at about 3/4th the way up, where you have to rely only on the crack, that transitions to face climbing up a little higher that I would rate at harder than 5.7
The book calls it a "committing layback crux" -- I agree, its a bit tricky.
|By Ty Morrison-Heath|
From: Bozeman, MT
Apr 26, 2011
Total classic. Take gear from a .5 to #4. Bring enough big cams up to set an anchor at the top. A 70 meter rope is required if you want to tr it. Best moderate I did at the city.
|By Ryan Henderson|
From: Pleasant View, UT
Jul 23, 2012
This route is one of my favorite trad climbs thus far. Very vertical, great placements, great anchor options at the top. Definitely can see why it is a classic. My partner and I could not find the anchors to rap off of, so we walked off the south side. It wasn't bad at all.
|By Matt Schroer|
From: Logan, Utah
Mar 17, 2013
All around excellence - superb flake that leads to a fun lieback. Just as the flake thins out, holds pop back out onto the face for a good, clean finish. Classic.