Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Reid Dowdle 1983
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Shared By: Ben Folsom on Aug 27, 2007
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This is a great line on the center of the Checkered Demon Cliff. A hard, funky start is protected by a bolt and a fixed pin. After that easier climbing above in a nice stemming dihedral to a two bolt and chain anchor near the top of the cliff.


This is the main center dihedral on the Checkered Demon Crag. The start is marked by a bolt and a fixed pin a little above the bolt.


A set of cams.


Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
Does anyone know if a hold broke off the start of this one? It felt harder than the start of Crack of Doom (5.11c) to me. The 5.10 crack above is very enjoyable, even if you need to pull on gear to get to the start of it. Jun 14, 2008
Ben Folsom
Ben Folsom  
Yeah, I thought the start was pretty hard too. I think it has always been that way though. Jul 1, 2008
Tim Wolfe
Salt Lake City, UT
Tim Wolfe   Salt Lake City, UT  
A big hold that was present in the late 1980s near the start is now missing making the start very hard - much harder now than 20 years ago. Sep 7, 2012
..pretty sure CD is the same as always - except some joker trundled the natural cheat stone that made it easier to pull in to the layback. OLD school 11a. The route to the right - "Some Assembly Required" does have missing holds however, and is quite a bit harder now. Oct 5, 2012
Kurt Howes
Kurt Howes  
Bring a stick clip and aid off the piton if you can't boulder V4; the fall is safe enough though and the move is over pretty quick. The finish is especially exciting if you break onto the left face earlier than later. Great route! Mar 23, 2015
Charlie S
Ogden, UT
Charlie S   Ogden, UT
The start is sequential but definitely 11a. Protects well and has a brilliant finish! Apr 4, 2015
greg t
Chevy, Silverado
greg t   Chevy, Silverado
Seemed standard city of rocks 11a. On par with Cairo, scar tissue, easier than terror of tiny town. Fun! Jun 20, 2016
I would agree that this route is harder than 11a. Did Cairo the same day that I lead this and Cairo is a bit easier. Regardless of grade this is a great route and well worth doing! The dihedral above is quality! May 7, 2017