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'Lectric Granny T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Astroprojection T,S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Crosscurrent S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dirty Rotten Horror T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Edge of the Sea T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Feeding Frenzy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Jazz the Glass S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Riptide T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Where There's a Drill, There's a Way S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Brian and Jonathon Smoot, 1989
Page Views: 608 total, 4/month
Shared By: Nathan Fisher on May 6, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

More of Parley's climbing, this time power packed in a short four bolter. Get a spotter for the initial moves as they are thin to the 1st bolt. Then, after clipping, get down to the business. This route caused my partner and I much bewilderment, before we finally puzzled out the sequence.

Location

The right-most line on Riptide Wall.

Protection

4 bolts and chains up top.

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Boissal
Small Lake, UT
  5.11-
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
  5.11-
What's not to like about this one? Typical thin Parley's climbing with long reaches to bad edges and feet smeared in shallow pods. Add a tricky and more balancy sequence that you usually run into on this wall and you got yourself a 2.5 stars crushfest. Would be 2.8 if it wasn't so short and a bit sandy.
Don't dismiss this route cause it doesn't look as good as its longer neighbors, it packs as least as much tough climbing as astro. Apr 24, 2010