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Soft Parade T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: John Wilke, 1982
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Shared By: Wade Griffith on Jan 25, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details


This route is right of Parade Rest. It has a gently overhanging, tight hands and rattly fingers crux at the beginning. It eases up to some 5.9 near the top. Metolius rap bolts are located to the right of the crack at the top. This is a classic that doesn't see the crowds. It is worth the hike, since you can combine this, Old Dog's New Trick, and Women's Work for a killer Vedauwoo fingers shredding.


(1) #0.5, (3) #0.75, and (1) #1 Camalot sizes.


Laramie, WY
cstebbins024   Laramie, WY
Very high quality route though short. It packs quite a punch. Very much worth the hike. There is a shorter hike, but I will keep it a secret for now.... Aug 3, 2016
A worthy note regarding the grade of this route is it was originally done without sticky rubber using by today's standards clunky toed shoes. This is likely why this feels relatively soft compared to hand/fist cracks and OWs at the same grade at Vedauwoo by today's standards. Aug 21, 2014
This thing is short (not 50 feet, more like 35), but it is one of the best cracks at Vedauwoo. It's a perfect flared splitter, and a great one for learning how to jam thin flared overhanging cracks. This is a must do on the hard crack tour of Vedauwoo.

Personally I would drop the #1 Camalots, I'm not so sure they will fit. A .5 Friend is useful at the very bottom, then doubles of 1.25 and 1.5 Friends will sew it up. May 17, 2006