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"Big Corner" T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
30 Seconds Over Potash T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
A Fistful of Potash T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Another Roadside Distraction T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Arc Angel S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Armageddon S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Astro Dad T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Astro Lad T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Baby Blue T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bad Moki Roof T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Banana Peel S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Best Route Ever T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Beyer Offwidth T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Big Sky Mud Flaps S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Blowing Chunks T,S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Bolts to Bumpy Land S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Broken Engagements 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3
Brown Banana S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brownie T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c X
Campground Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chaco-late Chunk S,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Chemistry T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
ChrisCross TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Coup D'etat T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Dark Horse S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Desp-Arete S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Diplomatic Immunity T A3
Dr Strange Flake T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dunn Copeland T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
East Of Wrath T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Eat the Rich T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
El Cracko Diablo T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
El Face-o Diablo S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Enigma Campground Route T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Eyes of Falina T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Faith Flake T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Fernando S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fist Full of Potash Direct TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Flakes of Bongo TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a X
Flakes of Wrath T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Flakes of Wrath Direct T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Frogs of a Feather T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Good, The Bad, and the Potash, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Grama and the Green Suede Shoes T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Half Pipe T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Hidden Message S,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
High Over Datura S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Holey Moley S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Horizontal Mambo T,S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
I Love Loosey S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Jacob's Ladder S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Jingus Launch T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b X
Jug Roof T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Junk In The Trunk T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Just Another Pretty Face S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Knapping With The Alien S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lacto Mangulation T,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Last Tango in Potash T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Lip Balm Addict T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Little Tufa's T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lizard Skills S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Lucy in the Sky with Potash T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Man After Midnight S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mephistopheles T 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Midnight Frightening T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Mini Me T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mini Skirt S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mississippi High Step S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mother Trucker T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Neopolitan S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Nervous in Suburbia S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
No Fly Zone T,S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Pedigree Poodles T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pinhead T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Points West T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Potash Bong Hit T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Potash Sanction T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Potstash S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pounding the Frog S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Practical Religion S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Puppy Love T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ralph the Rat S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rhino Might S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Right Side In T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ring Pin T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Room With A View T A2+
Room With A View (free) S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Sand and Steel T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
School Room Slabs TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Seam As It Ever Was T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Seibernetics T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shadowfax S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
She-la the Peeler S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Shoot Up or Shut Up T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Skeletonic T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Slab Route S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Smoke Filled Rooms T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Snakes Slab S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Something Nasty T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Static Cling T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Steel Your Face S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stego Slab S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Summit Chimney T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Take A Chance On Me S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Tap Root T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tastes Like Chicken S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tempting the Guillotine T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Tired of Talus T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Top 40 T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Twittin Shinkies T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Two Sides of Purple, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Uncertain T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Under the Boardwalk S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Unemployment Line T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Unknown Chimney T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Visible Panty Line T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wake of the Flood T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Walk on the Wide Side 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Warsteiner S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Welcome to Anexia T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Willow Whip T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Yogini S,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Zig Zag S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Poop Alert! Details
RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

Just another Pretty Face is a great thin, balancey face climb at the far end of Potash Road. It is located immediately left of a thin seam called "Chris-Cross," and can be identified by a first bolt 25 feet off the deck. The line arcs gently to the left and then finally heads up and then back right to the anchors. Tiny edges and sandy nubbins for the feet, and lots of off balance long reaches make for great fun on this pitch. The book lists the crux as between bolts 3 and 4, but I found the climbing to be pretty cruxy from bolt 3 right to bolt 6.

Protection

Six bolts/pitons to a two bolt anchor. Runout to first bolt - you can protect this by climbing up the neighboring crack, placing a friend, traversing and clipping the first bolt, then back-cleaning the friend, but why bother? If you are not comfortable soloing the 5.8 terrain to the first bolt, you probably will struggle on this climb.

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Jason Todd
Cody, WY
 
Jason Todd   Cody, WY
 
"FYI: The FA actually placed a 1" x 1/4" bolt before the current first bolt. It pulled out in the mid 1990s. It was replaced with a nice long 3/8" bolt about 10 years ago. But that was promptly chopped. Presumably by someone who does not know the history of the route."

It had a high first bolt in June 1990.





Sep 29, 2017
Mountain Dreamer
Salt Lake City
Mountain Dreamer   Salt Lake City
FYI: The FA actually placed a 1" x 1/4" bolt before the current first bolt. It pulled out in the mid 1990s. It was replaced with a nice long 3/8" bolt about 10 years ago. But that was promptly chopped. Presumably by someone who does not know the history of the route. Feb 27, 2015
Tyson Waldron
Reno, NV
  5.10a/b R
Tyson Waldron   Reno, NV
  5.10a/b R
I'm glad I went for this without reading the comments on it, cause I definitely wouldn't have went for it after reading all the comments of a solid sandbag with an R rating.

Maybe I was in a really good mindset having just climbed Steel Your Face, or it's possible others missed some pretty solid beta at the crux, (think body tension) but I thought the .10a/b grade was right on the money.

If the first bolt were two moves lower, I don't think the R rating would really be warranted, but you do need to make a couple moves at the end to get this first clip, so be heads up. Usually I am the first to call out a sandbag, but I didn't think this was any harder than Steel Your Face. I did think it was a really good climb, and I do think 5.10 leaders should consider sending it! Nov 22, 2013
Xstuff
 
Xstuff  
 
I found this very hard. I would say like 5.11. I also do think it needs the R. May 2, 2011
Blake Summers
Park City, Utah
  5.10b/c R
Blake Summers   Park City, Utah
  5.10b/c R
Yea, like 10b/c. Stickclip first bolt or climb Steal Your Face first and clip rope into 1st bolt of Pretty Face on lower or just risk the ankles. Whichever. Fun climb. Oct 8, 2009
Felt harder than Shadowfax 5.11a, worse holds. I shouldn't have done this, because I felt like I was going to fall and die before the first bolt. Beware. Do Shadowfax instead, it's fun. Nov 13, 2007
Matt McMurray
Castle Rock, CO
  5.10c/d R
Matt McMurray   Castle Rock, CO
  5.10c/d R
When I climbed JAPF on my last trip through Moab, I thought it would be casual... WRONG! Almost all of the holds were very sandy. This undoubtedly added to the difficulty of the smears, as well as the psychological impact. It all felt very insecure. Even if all the holds were cleaned (which I did as I climbed the route, there is no way the climb is 5.10a. The crux between the 3rd and 4th bolts was not all that obvious, and I found the difficulty to be fairly consistent from the third bolt to the chains.

Soapbox: As an aside, the runout to the first bolt seemed silly to me. Not that the climbing was difficult, as it was straight-forward and easy compared to the rest of the climb, but as a first ascensionist wouldn't you want people to climb your route? Crazy long/dangerous runouts (25ft) with NO pro doesn't make much sense, and only deters other climbers from trying your line. Nov 27, 2006
I am going to have to agree with the upgrading of this climb. When I first did it, I thought it was a casual 5.9. Found out the wrong way. Sandstone slab is tricky but not that tricky. 5.10c/d Sep 26, 2003
J. Hickok
  5.10b/c R
J. Hickok  
  5.10b/c R
Great slab climb. High first bolt, and a slippery crux. One day I found an alternate to the crux that bypassed it to the left and then returned to the original line. It's not that bad getting to the first bolt, and LOTS of people climb this route all the time - despite the high bolt. May 16, 2002
The crux move after bolt 3 is MUCH harder than the remainder of the climb. I'd say it was 5.10d. The neighboring "Steel Your Face" is also supposedly 5.10a but it seemed like 5.7/5.8 with maybe one move of 5.9/5.9+. Apr 8, 2002