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Favorite 5.9 Trad Climbs

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Laronicus Lehmanold · · Salt Lake, UT · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 295

What are your favorite 5.9 trad climbs in BCC, LCC, Ferguson, AF, and Rock Canyon? And go!

Evan Ratzan · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 103

LCC-Coffin Crack, Sasquatch,

Brian in SLC · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Oct 2003 · Points: 14,249

Sasquatch.  Coffin.  Gordon's.  Touch Up.

JimG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 0
Evan Ratzan wrote:



Huli Hutu · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 23

Brian in SLC's list is solid, I'd add Wheels on Fire, After the Fall and Hand Jive.

tenesmus · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2004 · Points: 2,190

BCC climbs that have gear but sport climbing movement: All the stuff at Bumble Bee Wall, with Sin Nombre as the best. I also like Hibatchi Time and Salmonella for this reason.

LCC: Second for Touch Up. 3 Amigos, S-crack to S-Direct if you're willing to aid the hard parts. Honery Ms Garrett, Rodeo Girls in Bondage and Dragon Arch are fun. Betty's Altered Elbow, Blue Collar Crack, Scallywaggers and Under Pressure (for single pitch) and all those multi-pitch lines in Tanners.

Tyler Needham · · Salt Lake City, Utah · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 155

Essentially all the 9's and 9+'s in the Green A Gully.

BrokenChairs BrettC · · Sultan, WA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 245

S-Direct is my number 1, Coffin, Green A, After the Fall, First 4 pitches of Stiffer's Mom (I think it's 5.8 but who cares), Sasquatch, En Passant, Gordan's.  

Best 5.9 = Godzilla or P3 of Rattletale Index, WA.  Whenever you come to visit we'll jump on those!!  Have fun buddy!!  Seriously though hike up to The Pawn you won't be let down. 

Jaron a · · SLC · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 30

Can't forget about half-a-finger!

RKM · · Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 1,440

I also like Brian Cabe's list, add Half a Finger, and for sure - Narcolepsy in BCC as it was originally done (only 5.8?).

Mulch · · SLC, Utah · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 90

In BCC at Narcolepsy area Chimney sweep is a pretty rad climb.

Laronicus Lehmanold · · Salt Lake, UT · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 295

Thank you for all your suggestions! This is a good list to start with. (:

ddriver · · SLC · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 410

Search function helps here.  Wasatch 5.9 - 5.10a trad

I included 10a because they may be indistinguishable from 5.9.

Others: Smitty's, MA #1, Disco Duck, Plumb Line, Lisa's Shoulder, High Dive, Call Me Slim, Margin for Air, Glenlivet. 

Carl Smith · · BeaUTAHfull · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 73

Final Link after Crescent Crack... (If you're saying it's not a trad climb, why do you have a full rack of gear on then?)

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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