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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
Type: Sport
FA: Bill Boyle
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 23, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Just left of License To Thrill is a stiff problem that fires up to the left side of a roof. Route 66 has pumpy, fingery climbing on small pockets and edges. Crux was a bit below the roof and needed good contact strength - seems like you are always on your arms. The roof sequence is described as bizarre in the Ruckman/Ruckman guide. Tricky yes, with an overhead bolt to start, but it runs out once you stand up over the roof. Definitely worth a burn.


8 bolts, chain anchors.


C Hopwood
Salt Lake City, UT
C Hopwood   Salt Lake City, UT
A 3 star route to a 1 star finish Jun 20, 2017
Ken Noyce
Layton, UT
Ken Noyce   Layton, UT
I replaced the bolt Lech was talking about a little over a year ago, new one is a stainless hilti kb3. Nov 21, 2016
Bolts were replaced a few years ago, feel free to fall all you want. Feb 25, 2016
When I did this route one of the bolts was old small and lose. It was right where the route curves in and gets easy but still scary. Don't assume all the bots will hold. Climb this with care. Feb 24, 2016
bheller   SL UT
SW- avoid your paleo curse by climbing down and right from the giant roof jug, and then tackling the overhang more or less straight on;) May 3, 2015
Spencer Weiler
Salt Lake city
Spencer Weiler   Salt Lake city
An t-rex wingspan will have you dynoing sideways between jugs to pull the roof. The no hands rest detracts from the overall quality, but still fun. May 3, 2015
Captain Crusher
Salt Lake City
Captain Crusher   Salt Lake City
Bail biners at the anchors are severely worn. I would recommend not using them. May 9, 2012
Just sent this route today. Their are draws at the top for lowering as of today. Having climbed this route multiple times, I think that the best aspect of this route is that there are many different betas to the cruxes. Aug 25, 2011
John Ross
Wasatch Front, UT
John Ross   Wasatch Front, UT
Two for two...second set of mussy hooks I put in AF Cyn, second set kifed. Jul 11, 2010
Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
Anchor is chains again; no more mussy hooks.

(So don't forget two draws for the chains, like I did.) Jul 10, 2010
Farmington, utah
KipHenrie   Farmington, utah
This has become one of my favs in AF. This climb has 2 distinct sections. The lower overhanging part gets the arms burning with hard moves in between good holds, the footwork (if you can find any feet) is the real puzzler. The lower part crux is at the 4th bolt. After you get past the pump on the lower half you are rewarded with a no hands rest. The upper half crux is getting past the large roof (i wont tell you how, you get to figure it out). Then you get to a jug and move left to some crimpers. This part is tricky because they are hard to see with some sloping feet. You finish it out on a couple of great jugs.

This climb is well protected except when you place the draw at the big roof. Go up left on jugs and clip it with a long draw with a locking biner at the bolt. The angle on this draw on a fall tends to open up gates.

The top chains have been replaced with mussy hooks for easy lowering. Its a great climb. Aug 19, 2008
richard magill
richard magill  
Awesome route - tricky finish. Aug 13, 2004