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.44 Caliber Killer S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Boltergeist S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
D.O.A. S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Doom S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Flakenstein S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Forsaken S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hand Drilling 101 S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hidden, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Jugular S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Knightmare S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Metal S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Shaken But Not Stirred S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Tales from the Gripped S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Darren Knezek, Steve Burkholder
Page Views: 978 total, 7/month
Shared By: Perin Blanchard on May 14, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Reasonably enjoyable route on (mostly) solid limestone. Lots of jugs, a couple of pockets, and a few small crimpers. If you stay off the arete the rock is solid; on the arete itself there is some loose stuff.

The crux is getting to and past the second bolt; unfortunately, because of a tree at the base of the route, falling from very far above the first bolt would be a bad thing.

This isn't a great top rope because it angles to the left; however, we TR'd it after leading it by leaving the rope through the draws and belaying from the base of Jugular (on the left side of the tree).

Location

On The Hidden Wall there are 4 obvious, bolted routes just 15 feet or so from the main Rock Canyon trail. The two routes on the left are 5.10d's, the two routes on the right are a 5.8 and this 5.9. This route is to the immediate right of Jugular and shares anchors with it. There is a tree between the routes' starts; this 5.9 is to the right of the tree.

Protection

7 bolts to hanger-and-ring anchors (shared with Jugular)

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Tyler McBabe
SpanishFork, UT
  5.9
Tyler McBabe   SpanishFork, UT
  5.9
The spot between the first and second clip is "funky", but even with that it's a REALLY fun climb. Jun 3, 2012
Nich Cloward
American Fork
  5.9
Nich Cloward   American Fork
  5.9
It's a little interesting having the tree there. My other guy actually stemmed off the tree for one foot hold just for a little fun. I told him that wasn't considered "rock" climbing. It was a little disconcerting getting past the second bolt with the tree there in case of a fall, but overall an enjoyable climb and a great warm up for Flakenstein two routes to the left. May 10, 2012
Christopher Sorensen
Provo, UT
  5.9
Christopher Sorensen   Provo, UT
  5.9
It's weird to me that this route doesn't have a higher rating. I thought it was more fun than jugular, to be honest, and well, juggier. Getting from the first to second bolt can be tricky (and don't fall before you get into the first bolt), but after that it's pretty smooth and very fun climbing with some great jugs and a couple of really fun (and fortunately hornet and spider free) pockets. Jul 16, 2009
Funky is a good way to describe it. Jan 1, 2009
Called Boltergeist.
FA: Me and Stephen Burkholder. Nov 2, 2008
Andy VanHouten
Park City, UT
Andy VanHouten   Park City, UT
funky start with the tree, but good climbing. Watch out for a loose "juggy" hold just up and right of the 5th bolt. May 21, 2008