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Don't Shoot, I'm Only the Belayer T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
If You Can Climb It, You Can Condemn It T,S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Safety Blade, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stems From Controversy T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Step of Valor T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Duane Martenson & Brent Kertzman - Aug. 2003
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Aug 13, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This route follows the bolted sharp arete just right of "Don't Shoot, I'm Only The Belayer". It is difficult to avoid stemming to the formation on the right at the top. Let your conscience be your guide on when to step out right. Clipping the last bolt and the anchors will prove more challenging without stemming across to the formation on the right. The intent of the first ascentionist's is to stay on the left side of the arete on this route. The earlier you stem right the easier the route will be. Climb it the way you see fit.


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Brad Boner
Brad Boner  
If anything this is overbolted at the bottom. I thought they could've been spaced differently to allow for 2-3 less bolts. The route itself is worth doing. I had a good time climbing it the first time, and I'd climb it again if I was in the area. Also a good route to take photographs of people climbing, as the surrounding formations can be easily scrambled for great vantage points. Aug 25, 2004
This route can't be any harder than 5.9+ if climbed the way I did it. Not worth the cost of the bolts. Why do people put up routes like this? Aug 25, 2004