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Burglar, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Company, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Dark Riders S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Elderon S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ents Degree S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fellowship Of The Buttonhead S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
My Precious A2 T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A2
Notched Arrow S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Return of the King S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Smagel S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
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Type: Trad, Sport, Aid, 50 ft
FA: Steve Johnson, Vicki Marze, 1996, FFA: D. Merlin and J. Scott 2011
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Shared By: joshf on Oct 26, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Follow the thin cracks up, move slightly leftward and haul up the bolt ladder


Left side of the rivendale wall


Thin to medium gear, quckdraws


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A2? Really? I thought the placements were very A1, but then again maybe I just missed the bad ones:) Either way, MANK! Jul 21, 2008
missoula, mt
  5.11 A2
joshf   missoula, mt
  5.11 A2
Being somewhat unfamiliar with aid ratings I took the grade from efr's guide and the name of the route, however i thought that the placements were all very good. Aug 9, 2008
Steven W. Johnson
Tucson, Arizona
Steven W. Johnson   Tucson, Arizona
Just to note: I was not an aid climber when I did the first ascent of My Precious on lead. The actual goal was to do it free. The gear that has been swinging for over thirteen years was there for the free ascent, it is not fixed. Just got busy with real life and never made it back due to not being strong enough to attempt the free lead. Actually, I thought someone would have freed it years ago! Is it A2?, well that depends on what book you read, what video you have watched and who is with you with experience at the time. If it is A1 by consensus then the rating should be lowered; just keep in mind that the hanging gear is not fixed gear it was to practice for the free ascent, if that makes any difference. Mar 26, 2009
1Eric Rhicard
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
This route was free climbed at 5.11 by David Merin and Jim Scott in 2011. Nov 18, 2013

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