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Routes in Mentor Cave

Bowser S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Bowser Wowser S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Brutus S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Corrosion S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Drop Chop S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hell Comes To Frogtown S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Mars S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Mentor S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Project S 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Quick Fixe S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sensory Overload S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Space Race S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Subterfuge S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Surrender Dorothy S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Wowser S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Tom Gilje and Dan Osman
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Shared By: richard magill on Jun 10, 2006
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Super classic! If you can stand the road noise and the guys breaking into your car, this is the route you want to be doing while you are here.

Climbs out the Mentor cave (just right of the Blasphemy wall) on great pockets, edges, sidepulls... the whole kitchen sink. Very Steep!

Somewhere toward the middle you even get a leg thread to cop a rest.

Once you pull out of the cave onto the headwall, you lose sight of your belayer - and the road noise ensures you can't communicate verbally. Just a heads up.

In spite of the irritations of the VRG, this route still gets 4 stars.


Mentor cave, right of the Blasphemy wall

Obvious route right in the middle.


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Tim Steele
Bishop, CA.
Tim Steele   Bishop, CA.
has my vote for best sport .12b in the U.S. Jan 21, 2007
Spencer Weiler
Salt Lake city
Spencer Weiler   Salt Lake city
Have you ever been climbing in the gym and found yourself holding onto a full hand grip towel rack of a hold upside down on a roof thinking, "this is completely unrealistic, no hold like this exists in real rock". Repent my friend. This is it. 3 huge towel rack holds on one climb. Your training in the gym on 5.10 jugfests has paid off. Mix in some sidepulls, pockets, slopers, a leg thread(say what?, this isn't Greece!), hand jams, head jam in a huge hole rest, a slung chockstone in place of a bolt, mono dynos!, this has it all. Whip away my friends, you won't find a better .12 closer to I-15 than this. Oct 21, 2012
James Yates
Salt Lake City, Utah
James Yates   Salt Lake City, Utah
I second that this is the best sport 12b that I have done in the US. The rock quality is superb and the moves are incredibly varied. Everything from mono moves, to handle bar rests, cutting feet, pullin roofs, you name this climb has got it! Apr 2, 2014
If you like overhanging routes with big moves to big holds, this is your route. Well protected and varied movement. My wife found this route to be too shoulder intensive and reachy. If you can't reach the big hold on this route you may just have to dyno as there are not many small intermediates. Feb 22, 2016
Jared LaVacque
Anchorage/Grand Junction
Jared LaVacque   Anchorage/Grand Junction  
This route would be 4 starts if the crack under the roof and a few holds above weren't coated in chalk/sweat/rubber slime imported from Rifle. Aside from that, it's a great line. Jan 15, 2017

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