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Routes in The Highlands aka Highlander

Air Head S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Man On Campus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blue Sky Mining S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Burning Chrome S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Dirt Me S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Drop Zone S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gear Head T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Get A Life T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Get Insurance T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Get a Job S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Herb-A-Med-Veg-A-Matic S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Highlander S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Job Review S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Job Security S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Leap of Faith S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Learning to Crawl S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lord of the Rings S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Micro Chip S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Neo-Quasi Bugaloo S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Not One Of Us S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Outsider, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Peer 42 S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Peer Bastard S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Peer Pressure S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Peer Review S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Red Tag Hag S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Resume S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Smack That Bitch Up S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stiff Upper Lip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tarzan S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
White Whale, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Wind Machine S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 120 ft
FA: Richard Wright, Fall 1994 FFA A. Nelson , R. Wright, 1995
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Apr 22, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Peer Pressure starts off the ledge below the main dihedral that marks the center of the Highlander crag. The left side of the dihedral is marked by a flaring crack for 20 feet. Two routes start on a flake that leads into the crack and diverge where there crack ends, 20 ft above. The crack itself is a bit dirty, although it has cleaned up with use. Peer Pressure fires up and left at the top of the crack. Peer Review stays on the face. The crack section overhangs and flares, so the start of both routes is probably solid 5.11d. I find it still to be strenuous after many, many trips up this route. Turn the corner on the left above the crack on Peer Pressure for about 5.12a and enter a short, right-facing dihedral with a good chance to chill. The top of the dihedral segues into a wide stemming problem on smears and poor feet for another 5.12a section. This is very well bolted and offers little chance for a fall, so just focus on keeping the smears working. Chase up to a small roof with an in-obvious solution and a stretch of 5.11, four more clips, and the anchor. Three stars for the varied climbing overall, the continuity, and the largely excellent rock.

Protection

QD only. This 100 foot route needs 13 to 14 draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top. A 60 m rope is mandatory unless you are climbing on double ropes. Caution: the route is 100 feet from the anchor to the starting ledge, not to the ground!!

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Elijah Flenner
  5.12a/b
Elijah Flenner  
  5.12a/b
I found the upper crux to be quite hard in the hot November sun (it was pretty warm). Cool conditions helps on this climb. Nov 28, 2009
Adam Peters
Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.12a/b
Adam Peters   Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.12a/b
Haha, thanks for meeting me halfway, I was concerned. Jan 7, 2008
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.11d
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.11d
Ok, Peterman. 12a in the Book.
Woot! Dec 29, 2007
Adam Peters
Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.12a/b
Adam Peters   Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.12a/b
Ole sandbaggin' Mabe, this thing is surely not 11d, ole boy. I felt like the grade was fair at a/b, don't let ole Mabe trick you on this one. It is still a great route, get on it. Dec 25, 2007
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If this thing is 11d, then "Garret's Revenge" really is 11a....

Awesome climb! Aug 29, 2005
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.11d
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.11d
Probably not a move of 12 on it, but lots of 11 moves. Brilliant movement moving around the corner, and connecting to the flake above!

The climbing on the last few clips was a little out of character, but still fun.

With a 70m, you can go up and down from the ground, and not the ledge; with a couple feet of rope to spare.

Watch for drag with a couple of runners (bolt 1, and the bolt before the traverse, bolt 3 or 4 i think). Aug 29, 2005
This route kicks ass. Seems solid for the grade. Aug 14, 2005
TBD
  5.12a
TBD  
  5.12a
This is a truely great sport climb. Long, great position, and a fun variety of climbing. You get a bit of everything on this one. The left traverse after the crack start is a bit intimidating, but is well protected. Sort of a faith filled toss to a sidepull of unknown size. The exit of the shallow dihedral was certainly the crux for me, thin and strenuous. The only exception I would make to the description above is that if the crack section was in a more traditional area it would probably be considered 5.10.

Fabulous route, great vision by the route setter. May 3, 2004
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
 
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
 
Good tight turns with a hint of drop knee makes the reaches seem casual. Just don't do it face on - burns way too much energy better spent on the 16 oz curl. Aug 31, 2002
The most difficult moves on this route for me involved moving around the corner above the crack, with a difficult clip and weird, reachy moves...what was my problem? Even on TR this section felt quite hard, more challenging than the stemming/slab bit higher above the ledge rest and quite a bit burlier than the crack section, IMHO. Anyone have any tips for this part? Thanks. Aug 31, 2002