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Errors of Our Ways

5.6, Sport, 70 ft (21 m),  Avg: 2.2 from 195 votes
FA: James Garrett 2002
Utah > Wasatch Range > Central Wasatch > Big Cottonwood… > Storm Mtn Picni… > Reservoir Ridge
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Description

The middle bolted route. More of the same style climbing, just a bit harder.

Protection

2 bolts for anchors and several draws for the climb. I brought a couple nuts for the runout sections. Rappell off.

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You can clearly see where the bolt lines go.  The first part is probably the trickiest the rest isn't bad at all.
[Hide Photo] You can clearly see where the bolt lines go. The first part is probably the trickiest the rest isn't bad at all.
After clipping the first bolt on errors of our ways
[Hide Photo] After clipping the first bolt on errors of our ways
Kimie cruisin the upper section!
[Hide Photo] Kimie cruisin the upper section!
Error of Our Ways. September 2015.
[Hide Photo] Error of Our Ways. September 2015.
Great climb good rock
[Hide Photo] Great climb good rock

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Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.6
[Hide Comment] This is one of the best 5.6 bolted routes i've done. The upper runout is maybe 5.2, so gear isn't really necessary. Nov 7, 2004
Lee Jensen
  5.5
[Hide Comment] I always have trouble with ratings, but I thought this was a grade easier than War Clamor. Jugs galore! Make sure you climb above the chains and enjoy the view from the ridge. Jul 26, 2006
Rebecca Airmet
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.6
[Hide Comment] Didn't climb War Clamor, but I definitely thought this was easier than Iraq in the Back Attack. Very fun climbing for the new leader. Put a runner on the second/third bolt to avoid a little of the rope drag. Aug 16, 2006
MHanson
SLC, UT
 
[Hide Comment] Great route, one of my first lead climbs and a great beginner climb especially if you use a little pro. As I recall, I used was a red bd and a yellow metolious. Sep 30, 2006
[Hide Comment] This is a nice route. Definitely a 5.6, but its easier than Iraq in the Back Attack. Good for a first lead on a 5.6. Aug 27, 2007
[Hide Comment] I would say that this was actually easier than Iraq in the Back Attack. Fun though... great to get the juices flowing. May 14, 2009
Tim G.
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.6
[Hide Comment] Nice, fun 5.6 route. Pretty run out at the end. It's probably 15 feet from the last bolt to the chains, but it's probably 5.4 or less up there. Bring a couple nuts or some C3s if you want to protect it. Apr 23, 2012
Rochelle S
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] There are bolts and chains at the top for anchors. If you don't climb Iraq be sure to peak your head above the ridge and enjoy the view!!! Apr 4, 2015
[Hide Comment] I believe there were 8 or 9 bolts to the top. Super fun climb! Starts near a large root that runs horizontally across the rock. Upper portion is definitely not ran out. May 29, 2021
[Hide Comment] really fun climbing - very sunny though. Sep 6, 2021
Vy Vu
Oakland, CA
  5.6
[Hide Comment] After you get to the anchor, definitely peak your head above the ridge and enjoy the view, it was the best part for me. Avoided the sun by going after 4pm in May, the whole climb and belay area were shaded. May 31, 2022
Finn Lanvers
SLC
 
[Hide Comment] would recommend, great bolts May 12, 2023
Andra Ghent
St George, UT
  5.6
[Hide Comment] This seemed like the easiest of the three 5.6s that start from the far right of this wall. May 21, 2023