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Nuclear Decay

5.7, Trad, TR, 35 ft,  Avg: 1.4 from 5 votes
FA: unknown
Utah > Saint George > Black Rocks > Sunny Side
Access Issue: Closed March 15 through June 30 Details

Description

Nuclear Decay climbs a face on the right side of an arete. Climbing in the crack in the dihedral to the right is even easier, but not nearly as fun. There are some cool pockets on this route, and offers decent placement opportunities. Just remember that once you sink a piece in a pocket, it is no longer very useful as a hold. For top roping, you can climb a variation on the arete or on the left side of the arete as well.

Location

Nuclear Decay is situated between Black Hole Sun (5.8) on the left and Gravitational Attraction (5.11b) to the right.

Protection

Standard rack. 2 bolts at the top. Bring long runners for a top rope.

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At the top of the arete in the very center of the photo are two bolts for a top rope anchor.  It is possible to protect the face on the right side of the arete.  You can see Black Hole Sun (5.8) further to the left.  A rope is hanging from Sungrazer (5.8).
[Hide Photo] At the top of the arete in the very center of the photo are two bolts for a top rope anchor. It is possible to protect the face on the right side of the arete. You can see Black Hole Sun (5.8) fu…