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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: Sport, 60 ft
FA: James Garrett 2002
Page Views: 3,900 total, 21/month
Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Dec 31, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Simple face climbing to the ridge. This is the left-most climb, ignoring the chains 15 feet off the ground.


2 bolts for anchors, and I believe 6 draws for the climb.
Really easy route, but also really run out. I'd actually recommend new leaders to skip this one and do the harder, but better protected routes to the right. Jul 1, 2017
BrokenChairs BrettC
Sultan, WA
BrokenChairs BrettC   Sultan, WA
Found some shoes at the base. If they're yours let me know so I can get them back to you. Apr 7, 2016
Tim Harper  
This is a great beginner climb. Sep 12, 2012
Lee Jensen  
I know those chains on the left look crazy, but they worked perfectly for me. I was able to belay my five year old on them while my wife belayed my 8 year old on War Clamor. I then switched over and taught my kids how to belay on the 15 foot chains. It made for a great family outing. Very safe, very easy. I can see why the U would use it. Thanks for leaving them there. That place is way better then the gym and twice as cheap. Jun 25, 2006
Yeah, I was there on Saturday when an entire class of 10 students and 2 instructors spent 2 hours climbing up, jumping off, and having their belayer catch them. Also utilizing trees and a pulley with a rock being lifted and dropped. This was going on around the corner, and I didn't really pay too much attention to it. Interesting to say the least. It seemed like half of the students seemed more interested in the routes taller than 15 feet. So I mentioned the web-site as a great way to get out in the climbing world, and learn a bit quicker. I remember my brother telling me that was where good ole' Harold Goodro also taught him in his University days back in the 70's. Harold also had them climb up, and jump off to taste the fall, catch, and subsequent abrasions. Good to see the curriculum hasn't changed in 30 years (lol). May 24, 2005
Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
Andrew Gram   Salt Lake City, UT  
Are you serious? A training tool for a university?

That is sooooo lame. May 24, 2005
The chains are now used by the University of Utah as a training tool.

This route can definitely be led safely without the bolts. May 24, 2005
Jason Billings
Draper, UT
Jason Billings   Draper, UT
I agree those crazy chains need to be repainted. Looking at them today, I could see they were painted at one time, but the paint must have worn off. I've used them to teach people to change the rope from going through draws to going directly through the chains. I didn't put those chains up, but they do seem good for that purpose. I'll try to remember to bring along spray paint next time I'm in the area. May 8, 2005
Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
Andrew Gram   Salt Lake City, UT  
5.5, maybe even 5.4. The ledges on this route are a bummer, but also keep the widely spaced bolts totally reasonable.

What is the deal with those bright shiny chain anchors 15' off the ground? I am going to chop those unless someone has a good explanation and paints them to make them less of an eyesore. Nov 7, 2004