Type: Sport, TR, 70 ft
FA: Brian and Vicki Smoot
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Shared By: Spencer Anderson on Sep 22, 2003 with updates from John Ross
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Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details


The route is the third line of bolts as you round the corner to the southwest face of Hard rock, next to Stoic Calculus and Platinum Blonde (right of the large dihedral).

Fun slab climbing with cool moves over the mini roof. Good place to learn how to lead.


6 bolts to 2 bolted chain anchors.
Tosh Peters
Park City, UT
Tosh Peters   Park City, UT
i heard there is a 5.10a second pitch to this, is this true? May 12, 2008
This route could be a good first lead for many. Jul 8, 2008
Sandy, UT
Chauncemaster   Sandy, UT
Fun climb to learn how to lead or for beginners on top rope. Mostly slab climbing on great holds up to a small roof crux right near the end. Good bolt placement protects the roof move so new leaders should feel pretty safe. Oct 4, 2008
This climb is great for beginners, and a fun warm up climb. its gnarly. Apr 29, 2009
yes i know that their is a second pitch to this but i have not climbed it yet, i just looked over and was able to see two bolts, sometime soon i am going back to climb the second pitch and ill post up what i find out about it if i make it up there Jun 3, 2009
yes there is a second pitch i don't think it is 10a though its more like a nine. traverse right two bolts after the chains and then stem you can then place a bd #1 in the gap in the rock, make sure you put a sling on it. than swing around the corner and stand up on the platform and there will be another bolt. than do the scramble up to the chains of platinum blond. Sep 12, 2009
Did the second pitch some years ago. Was pretty fun but I remember it being over pretty quick. Still, it's worth doing once. I also remember telling my belayer that I thought it was 5.9. Oct 16, 2009
Andrew Seegmiller
Orem UT
Andrew Seegmiller   Orem UT
i hate the first pitch, found it pretty boring. but the second pitch i actually really enjoyed. thought it was lots of fun. Jan 2, 2010
Stan Pitcher
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
The first and second pitch can easily be combined for a nice long pitch. After pulling the first roof (staying left of bolt makes for more of a challenge), clip everything including anchors with long slings until you get up under the final roof to minimize rope drag. Apr 30, 2012
Taylorsville, UT
DCrane   Taylorsville, UT
Took a fall when my foot slipped off pulling the roof - thought I had two good hands but my fingers were too numb to know for sure. Climbing in the snow is certainly interesting! Seems like a solid lead - the 5.7 route goes right around the roof correct? Maybe it was just the conditions but the roof seemed like maybe 5.9, 5.10 May 27, 2012
I have the gear left on the climb when the scout leader fell yesterday. Message me with gear description so I can get it back to you.

I've seen several accidents on this climb over the years... Jun 5, 2012
Brandon Ashby
Kamas, UT
Brandon Ashby   Kamas, UT
Pretty "blah" climbing until the roof, which is pretty fun. Holds are polished, but the climbing is less than vertical. Jun 1, 2013
Roof makes the climb worth it. May 20, 2014
Ryan Hamilton   Orem
I noticed that this route and Stoic Calculus (the 5.8 to the left of this route) both have new glue in bolts a little lower down so it's not so runout getting to the first bolts. Aug 3, 2015
BrokenChairs ~
Seattle, WA
BrokenChairs ~   Seattle, WA
Six bolts plus two for anchors not five. Jul 16, 2016