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Glacial Obsession S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Glacial Recession S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Green Hornet S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Magic Helmet S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Radidudical S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Straight Flush T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Super Knat S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tillite Delight S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wasp, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Yellow Jacket S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Tim Hannig & Darren Knezek
Page Views: 639 total, 5/month
Shared By: Granger on Aug 1, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

The lower 2/3 (the white area) is really dirty, there are seams and cracks throughout, and many of the places you want to grab feel like the rock is in a socket; dubious rock. Someone should go over it with a pressure washer or something (condition as of Aug. 2006).

If that wasn't enough, the overhang eats rope; the rope will almost always catch in the cracks on the edge. You will spend more time dealing with rope-drag on lead than you will climbing.

...and is the misspelling of "Gnat" intentional?

Location

This is the route on the south face. Like the rest of the routes, you can clip the first bolt by coming in from uphill, then going back downhill to begin climbing if it makes you nervous (but, really, it's all about the same).

Protection

6 bolts, plus chains

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Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
 
Tristan Higbee   Ogden, UT
 
I did this route again a couple weeks ago and actually really enjoyed it. Yeah, the rock down low is kinda sketchy, but the roof is lots of fun! Rating changed to 2 stars. Jul 30, 2008
Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
Corrected the name from The Knat. The name comes from a term-of-somewhat-less-than-endearment that Darren's siblings used for him. Apr 15, 2008
Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
 
Tristan Higbee   Ogden, UT
 
I don't think this route is as bad as everyone makes it out to be. No, it's not great, but it's worth doing. Apr 15, 2008