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26 S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Andy's Route S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bad Faith S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Between The Lines S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Butterfingers S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Caress of Steel S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dad Dick S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Drop Zone S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Drunken Midget S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flight Fright S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Insane in The Membrane S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Kitchen Sink S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
License To Thrill S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Little Big Wall S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Mandela S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Membrane Roof, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
On There S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Reverse Traverse S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rincon S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Riptide S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Route 66 S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Steel Monkey S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Unknown S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport
FA: Scott Unice, Bill Boyle
Page Views: 6,404 total · 35/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 23, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description [Edit]

About 20 feet left of License To Thrill are a pair of near classic 5.10 warm-ups, Caress is the left of the two, but both are worth doing. Not overly bolted, the pump factor can make both of these routes seem a number grade harder. Just stay on your feet and make the big reaches.

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Seven or eight draws and a rope.


Spencer Anderson
Fort Collins, CO
Spencer Anderson   Fort Collins, CO
Pumpy and polished definitely made this feel harder than .10a. Very fun with lots of big jugs, not to be missed. Oct 15, 2004
Alec LaLonde
Alec LaLonde  
The most polished climb I've been on in AF -- and that's saying a lot -- otherwise I'd give it four stars. Fun, steep jug haul all the way to the anchors. Jul 14, 2008
West Valley, UT
mattjbudd   West Valley, UT
I didn't feel this climb was too polished. The grade seemed very fair. Fun and very juggy! Some large reaches off some bomber holds. Very fun. It's a miniture license to thrill. A must do for a 5.10 climber! Jul 26, 2009
Andrew Seegmiller
Orem UT
Andrew Seegmiller   Orem UT
I also felt like this was a very polished climb up until about the fourth bolt, after that it all felt pretty good to me. but the first part of the jug line is miserably polished which makes it feel alot harder then a 10a. I'd give the first part something like a 10d

Take a brush and clean holds when your on this climb and it may get better Jan 2, 2010
Jon Bitter
Waco, Tx
Jon Bitter   Waco, Tx
This route obviously sees tons of traffic. I give it two stars because the holds are big and fun, but no more. As fun as the moves were, I couldn't enjoy the route that much because the footholds are polished black with rubber and the hands are completely coated in congealed chalk. Even for AF this route is super polished. Sep 6, 2010
Buffalo James
American Fork, UT
Buffalo James   American Fork, UT
great 5.10a, quite polished, and make sure to have your footing from the last bolt to chains, i've had a couple buddies slip off that flake at the top and take a good fall. Great climb. Aug 9, 2011
John Brown  
Fun route- the crux is a tongue twister only a few feet up and slopey. Has good feet the whole way up. Jul 19, 2017

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