Type: Sport, 45 ft (14 m)
FA: Duane Anderton, Todd Draper
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Oct 25, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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Description Suggest change

Climb up to and over a stepped roof on huge jugs and pockets through the first three bolts. The most fun bit of the route, but not the hardest bit. The harder part comes after the fourth bolt: Surmount a bulge on a couple of pockets a wee bit less secure and farther out of reach than during the preceding bit.

Continue up vertical rock using standard-issue American Fork pockets (and a few crimps, if you want them) to the chains.

All-in-all, quite an enjoyable route if you enjoy big moves on big holds. The route is easier the farther left from the bolt line you trend; the natural line tends that direction because, to paraphrase Willie Sutton, “That’s where the holds are.”

This route is “comfortably” bolted, meaning you won’t worry much about any potential falls.

Location Suggest change

This is the right-most of three routes on the south-facing, next-to-west-most section of Hard Rock. The least-strenuous way to get there is to follow the trail when it turns right to go to the main Hard Rock wall (west-facing). Go north (left) along the main wall; you will turn west and by staying along the base of the rock you will end up at the base of these three newer Hard Rock routes.

Alternatively, don't turn right to the main Hard Rock area and instead continue straight to the base of the wall you see ahead of you as you come up the trail to the Hard Rock/White Wave/Escape Buttress areas.

Protection Suggest change

8 bolts, chain anchors.