Type: Sport, 80110 ft
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Shared By: tenesmus on May 9, 2007
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A really fun .10 with lots of really big jugs interspersed between nice pockets and crimps. This has two pitches and the first has two variations - one in the dihedral and one on the face but I'm not sure how those guys meant for it to go. I just know if you link both pitches together in one long pitch its a really fun climb. Just enough jugs and rests to avoid being .11


a shallow dihedral on the middle to left of the Far East Gate.


10 or 20 (or 21?) draws with some being long runners if you want to link both pitches, a 70m rope gets up and back down to the ground.


Ryan Brough
Arvada, Colorado
Ryan Brough   Arvada, Colorado
The second pitch is named The Bird is the Word and is rated 5.10d, just like Melting Into Madness; however, it is still best to be linked as one long pitch. Jul 12, 2007
Alec LaLonde  
Nice climb -- business is getting past the hump above the dihedral. Felt a bit easier than .10d, though I didn't do the second pitch. Jul 10, 2008
Ben Folsom  
As Ryan said, really nice as one long pitch. A 70m gets you down no problem. Aug 7, 2010
Stan Pitcher
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
There is now another route sharing the start to this route and going right at the 4th bolt. Nice route, maybe 10c? Jun 5, 2015
There definitely is a route to the right. Climbed it thinking it was Repeat and Offend and thought it was a bit harder than 10b. I'd say upper end of 10c however it might be a 10d if going off the same rating system that Melting Into Madness was judged off of. Aug 24, 2015
Cassidy Thomas
Salt Lake City, UT
Cassidy Thomas   Salt Lake City, UT
Yeah there are three variations that break off the first four bolts. After the first four bolts are clipped, go left for Repeat and Offend (10b), straight up for Melting in Madness (1st pitch, 10d) and the Bird is the word (2nd pitch, 10d), or go right onto another route. I haven't climbed the route to the right yet. Sep 5, 2016