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Great White Behemoth

5.12b, Sport, 90 ft,  Avg: 3.6 from 114 votes
FA: Aaron Huey
Wyoming > Ten Sleep Canyon > Valhalla > Superratic Pillar

Description

This spectacular line takes the best stone up the middle of the SUPERRATIC PILLAR proper. Unlike Happiness, this route has a well defined crux at about the 4th or 5th bolt. Props to HUEY for this Genius creation.

Location

route immediately to the right of Hellion. Hellion starts in a small dihedral that peters out at about 10 feet. Find that feature and then it is one route over.

Protection

9 to anchors

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Clipping the chains on a redpoint of The Behemoth!
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THE GREAT WHITE BEHEMOTH .. great stone
[Hide Photo] THE GREAT WHITE BEHEMOTH .. great stone
Before the crux of great white behemoth
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Who says all butt shots are bad climbing shots?
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Brent Apgar
Out of the Loop
 
[Hide Comment] This has got to be one of the best routes for the grade... anywhere. Or as Huey says "KREIKKEYS!!! HOLY SHIT!!! DO THIS ROUTE!!!" Jul 19, 2008
Adam Peters
Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] Ditto! Best 12b I have seen or done! Top three sport pitch in my book! STOP LOOKING AT THE BOOK AND DO IT!!! Aug 23, 2008
Toby Butterfield
Portland, OR
 
[Hide Comment] This thing kicked my teeth in harder than any other 12b I jumped on, including Happiness. Powerful! Sep 15, 2012
Curt MacNeill
Boulder, CO
 
[Hide Comment] Great freakin route! Do it....... Jun 20, 2013
twellman
Cambridge
 
[Hide Comment] Probably was a bit more perfect (and easier) in its earlier days... a bit polished now. Wonderful climbing nonetheless! Aug 15, 2013
Eliot Augusto
Colorado
 
[Hide Comment] Super polished. I don't think the grade of this route is above me. Its a style I like. But I had a super hard time getting my feet to stick. I kept popping off below the second bolt from suuuuper polished feet, which someone next to us suggested we stick clip. It was more manageable when the route kicked back. Jul 4, 2016
Phil Lauffen
Innsbruck, AT
 
[Hide Comment] This isn't really a good climb. Polished, tweaky holds, polished holds, uncomfortable. Many, many better 12bs at ten sleep. Aug 3, 2017
Mr. Stevens
Boulder, CO
 
[Hide Comment] ^^ agreed...

Looks amazing, has some fun moves, but far from the best 12b (or any grade, for that matter) in Ten Sleep. It does, however, get shade much earlier than many other routes! Sep 4, 2017