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Acid Rain T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Birthday Boy T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lego S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Lowe Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Scraps T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stereotypic Behavior T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Technicon S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Vise Grips T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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Type: Sport, 95 ft
FA: Sperlock
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Shared By: Guy H. on Jun 19, 2007 with updates from Chelsea Wood
Admins: grk10vq, Mike Engle

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Description [Suggest Change]

Start on top of a large flake and follow three bolts to the base of the column. A long runner is helpful here at the 4th bolt. Follow well spaced bolts up crack and face climbing. This section is slightly overhanging and is the best part of the route. Wild moves and exposure leads to a chain anchor. You should consider rapping or bringing long runners for the anchors.

Location [Suggest Change]

This route leads up the west face along the tallest column.

Protection [Suggest Change]

8 well-spaced bolts with chain anchors.

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Iain Morris
  5.10a
Iain Morris  
  5.10a
This thing is fun! Exciting moves, big holds. Jul 30, 2007
ColinP  
Great route and gets you away from the roadside crowds. Bring a few small nuts if you'd like to supplement the overhanging section with a piece of pro. Big holds on sharp rock. A 60 meter rope is plenty long. Sep 7, 2009
Brian B Ballard
Laramie, WY
 
Brian B Ballard   Laramie, WY
 
Upper section is really classic. A couple of link cams removed any runout worries. Jun 23, 2011
Boissal
Small Lake, UT
  5.10a
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
  5.10a
Clip the last bolt before the vertical section with a long runner then punch it on hidden jugs and wild stems.
The direct finish (straight above the last bolt) involves 15' of big moves to great holds on a steep prow, it feels very airy but more rewarding that heading right on easier terrain and making a few steep moves to the chains. Sep 27, 2011
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.10a PG13
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.10a PG13
Yep. Punch it directly up the arĂȘte for a 3star lead. Jun 20, 2016
Chelsea Wood
Boise, ID
  5.10a PG13
Chelsea Wood   Boise, ID
  5.10a PG13
An excellent, overhanging, non-pumpy, juggy and stemmy climb! 8 bolts leads to chain anchors. Use a long runner at bolt #4, at the base of the column. I recommend generously extending the anchors if following on TR, or if planning on being lowered. Otherwise you should rappel to lower.

Super fun, classic! Awesome climb for a solid 10a leader, but not recommended for a new 10a leader, due to the potential for serious injury if you fall between the 4th and 5th bolt (This is why it's PG13) 4 days ago

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