Type: Sport, TR, 40 ft
FA: Darren Knezek
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on May 26, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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A short, juggy route up a slightly overhanging arete. Getting to and clipping the second bolt is probably the crux.

The rock is mostly solid up through the bolts and then broken and chossy past the last bolt to the anchor.


This is the right-most bolted route at The Appendage.


4 bolts to rap anchors. The anchors are quite a ways above the last bolt over some low-angled, chossy rock. Top-roping this is doable but will abrade your rope. Consider extending the anchor with some static rope.


Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
Added name and FA info per Darren Knezek. Dec 11, 2007
Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
Tristan Higbee   Ogden, UT
I didn't like this climb very much. Maybe I just missed the good holds, but it felt a bit harder than 5.8 to me. The rock isn't that great. Mar 25, 2008
Jason Lane
Provo, UT
Jason Lane   Provo, UT
This route will EAT your rope. I suggest topping out and walking off, or extending the anchor by six feet. Mar 24, 2009
nice little quicky Jul 17, 2009
Dakota Belliston
Spanish Fork, UT
Dakota Belliston   Spanish Fork, UT
This route seams harder then a 5.8 but only if you try to rush through it. There are some really positive holds that alow you to walk up this rock face. Good warm up route ENJOY !!! Oct 4, 2012
William Kramer
Kemmerer, WY
William Kramer   Kemmerer, WY
A very enjoyable route, I agree with previous comments that it should be rated harder, I think a 5.9 would be fitting. The holds are really good, but it seems a little more technical in a section than a 5.8. Apr 11, 2015
Steven Jones  
Just did it today. Aside from the anchors being so far back I thought this was a fine 5.8 route. Good, positive holds, a little bit of an overhang, and the more difficult moves are pretty well protected. I thought the rock was fine.
And yes, you're going to want to walk off or rappel on this one. Top roping wouldn't be possible at all unless you want to extend your anchor by about 10 feet. Also worth noting is that theres a kind of weird setup at the anchors. One bolt is about 8 inches higher than the other and there's a chain that connects the two with a rap ring on one end. Using this setup for a rappel was sketchy. Basically just walk off. It's easy enough and won't tear up your rope. May 10, 2016
Brock Jones
Provo, UT
Brock Jones   Provo, UT
I don't know why there are so many one stars, I think this route is stellar! Definitely my favorite on the Appendage. If it were longer it would be classic. As previous comments have stated, make sure you're prepared to rap off the top, otherwise your rope will take a beating. Aug 14, 2017