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Crack Face T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Errors of Our Ways S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Goodro's Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
I Ran To Afghanistan S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Iraq in the Back Attack S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Reservoir Ridge T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Unknown Trad Line T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
War Clamor S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Type: Trad, TR
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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This route starts on the crack down by the trees (just left of sport route that follows an arete to begin). I'm not sure on the rating but the cracks on the upper face are really good.


Has one bolt. and needs some small to med. gear.


Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
Andrew Gram   Salt Lake City, UT  
Good climb - best in this area. 5.7 if you bail left or right at the thin section near the top, or 5.8 if you go straight up through it. Much better to work onto the face with dicontinuous cracks than to climb the obvious easy handcrack. Small gear is really nice for the upper part of the face. Nov 7, 2004
Nathan Fisher
Nathan Fisher  
I agree with Andrew, stay on the face as you pass the tree and bring small gear. Again, this route can be led without the obviously, unneccesary bolt. May 24, 2005
vincent pierce
vincent pierce  
Fun, easy trad! Hard to judge the rating, all depends on if you go left when the crack dies or go up and right. More people should do the routes on this face... great for beginners. May 24, 2005
Rebecca Airmet
Salt Lake City, UT
Rebecca Airmet   Salt Lake City, UT
The trees in front of this climb are now so large that it looks like some bushwhacking would be involved to get up the first 20 feet or so. Aug 16, 2006
The Woodlands, TX
Texaswall   The Woodlands, TX
The trees aren't a problem, but finding decent pro at the crux is. Staying on the hardest line leads to a high step using an incut two-finger hold and then, with admittedly decent hands, smedging the feet up to find yourself once again on easy ground. What pro I did place at this juncture was indeed micro. Jun 19, 2008
West Jordan, Utah
Donovan   West Jordan, Utah
Great route to practice placing passive gear. Jun 4, 2009
Tryhard Scoville
Sandy, UT
Tryhard Scoville   Sandy, UT
I climbed this for the second time today and really enjoyed it. I used small nuts through BD-C4-#3. I felt like this route was very well protected with the right gear. May 16, 2010
Steve M Miller
Park City, Ut
Steve M Miller   Park City, Ut
pretty fun route it was my third trad lead climb ever. the lower 2/3'rds protected well wasn't too sure about the last little bit may have been nice to have TCU's or small stuff but still a great route Sep 7, 2011
Surprisingly fun Trad line...the tree at the top is so big I'd sling it to protect the crux move...made me wish I brought one (a sling) once I was up there. Jun 25, 2012
Garret Nuzzo-Jones
Salt Lake City, UT
Garret Nuzzo-Jones   Salt Lake City, UT
The route clocks in at 5.7 no matter which way you go I felt. Easier to protect traversing to the right at the top of the face but a more interesting move going straight up the face. Smaller cams definitely help. Jun 11, 2013
Gabriel Tallent
Salt Lake City, UT
Gabriel Tallent   Salt Lake City, UT
I agree that you should stay in those thin discontinuous cracks up at the top, rather than bailing right or left, though gear and footholds through this section are thin. Place a good piece right before stepping up onto the smooth face, then place thin gear, moving past some blank sections, and don't bail. The climbing is good, but frustratingly contrived because easy 5.5 terrain is almost within arms reach either right or left. I used a .00 C3s- BD .5. This climb has it's own chain anchor, rather than sharing with Error of Our ways to the right. Jul 11, 2014
Salt Lake City
greggrylls   Salt Lake City
Fun stuff. Came here after the girlfriend wasn't too thrilled with how hot it was in LCC. Had a surprisingly nice time. I was expecting 5 easy climbing based on some other routes at reservoir ridge. This had some fun moves on it and the crack is quite good. Eats nuts and hexes. I left my harness at home for the first time in my life. An Edelrid 12 mm sling had me singing soprano after I got lowered.

Not sure if it's been mentioned but top roping the route straight up staying left of the crack the whole time was good fun as well. Felt a bit harder. Could be led with micro gear and a good head with the opportunity to bail right if it gets too spooky. Aug 16, 2017

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