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Only Wimps Top-rope the Bulge

5.8, Sport, 35 ft (11 m),  Avg: 1.9 from 120 votes
FA: Knezek
Utah > Wasatch Range > Southern Wasatch > Rock Canyon > Appendage


The left route on the right set of chains. This is the easiest lead on The Appendage. Straight forward climbing, but, you know, too short.


4 bolts on the way to the anchors.

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Here's great photo of the route.
[Hide Photo] Here's great photo of the route.
Fun climb.
[Hide Photo] Fun climb.
harder part of the route, about halfway up
[Hide Photo] harder part of the route, about halfway up
Last bolt till chains
[Hide Photo] Last bolt till chains
Sneaking out on warm winter day
[Hide Photo] Sneaking out on warm winter day

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Tristan Higbee
Pocatello, ID
[Hide Comment] I think that this is the best easy climb on the Appendage. It's more consistent than the other routes. Mar 25, 2008
Christopher Sorensen
Provo, UT
[Hide Comment] I would agree that this is the best easy climb on the appendage, but not the easiest lead, which I think is the Lead, which is so easy it's not really that fun. This climb is fun but it can be a pain to clean because of the location of the chains and the way the rope wants to force you to swing out. This is also a problem when you're just top roping it, for that matter. It's not a huge deal, just be aware of that detail on your way down or up because once you swing off it's a royal pain to get back on. Aug 20, 2008
Nathan Marsh
st. george utah
[Hide Comment] "the angel of the rock face will throw you off the side" thats one mean a$$ angel. Jun 16, 2009
Tayte Campbell
Provo, UT
[Hide Comment] Fun lead climb, the anchors are in a bad spot for top roping, if you fall you swing out under the overhang and it's hard to get back on route. This also makes cleaning pretty tricky. Oct 1, 2010
Kenny Clark
State College, PA
[Hide Comment] We didn't have any problems leading or following, since we left the draws up. The follower cleaned. It went very nicely. A pretty fun easy climb. My only complaint is it's a little ledgy. Apr 27, 2011
[Hide Comment] Fun easy lead. If you're just using this route to top rope the bulge, I wouldn't recommend it. That route has got some crazy angles going on and was just not meant to be top roped. Jun 1, 2012
Tim Moore
[Hide Comment] Decent little route to start on or if you are new to leading. The chains are so far off the route that I wouldn't recommend topping it. So tricky footwork for new people. May 26, 2014