Berry, Berry Steep
Sport, TR, 65 ft (20 m),
Avg: 2.7 from 30
FA: Tyler Phillips, Greg Martinez, 2002
> Wasatch Range
> Central Wasatch
> Big Cottonwood…
> Powder Ridge Wall
Not steep enough to be overhanging, but steep enough for a challenge, this route requires a breakfast of champions for a successful ascent. Start out on easy terrain, but there's no turning back after a tricky move. Once committed, it only gets more desperate. Those blessed with an ape index may find it easier to reach a sidepull early in the game. I threw some dynamic from a bad left foot on a nubbin, only to find myself clutching up for the next bolt. A delicate crux traverse to a series of touchy moves on the face gains the next bolt. Continue towards the top across easier terrain and pop over a roof to the chains.
Just west of the most prominent arete on the wall, a bolt line chases up the steepest and longest section of the wall. Rappel from the double chain anchor that is shared with Gad Chutes on the right.
8 bolts to a 2 chain anchor. Helmets for choss.
Paul going second