Type: Sport, 150 ft
FA: Luke Douglas, Tyler Phillips
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Shared By: Luke Douglas on Nov 14, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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The crux is low on this route but by the time you are done climbing it you may have forgotten. One of my favorites on this cliff. Long Live Nirvana. I was obsessed by the idea of "Super Routes" (thank Sharma) when I did this route, a super route for mortals. TP and I did the FA with a lead rope and a tag line so we could both lead it.


This route lies just about the middle of the cliff and makes its way towards the tallest point. 2 ropes needed to get off! A 70 or 80 meter single rope will not get you down! There is the option of rappelling to the anchors at the top of Baked Bean Sandwich and then to the ground. See photo topo.


20 bolts to a bolted anchors.
Belay from the top and rap to the top of Baked Bean Sandwich if you just have one 70m rope.


James Garrett
James Garrett  
This is good climbing. I think if I had had some Jr. Camalots on my rack besides just the QDs, I probably would have placed them. In other words, don't expect Gregorio Martinez type bolt friendly clipping....especially at the bottom. All in all, it has great protection, though. I loved the movement and the length and going to the top of the crag (or at least pretty close to it where the rock remains surprisingly good). The rock is not perfect as in you can't blindly trust it, but the route and the climbing instills thinking and problem solving, which is just fine with me.

Be a heads up belayer as I grabbed a basketball size hold about mid height, which almost made me a widower. It came off fast and it was close, so it still has some cleaning up to do.

The trail is awesome. A heinous appearing steep slope with tons of great switchbacks and tag lines and landscaping....very pleasant. This route alone makes the approach worth it.
We used one rope BTW, and were able to easily connect with another rappel. Nov 16, 2007
Well bolted. I was perfectly comfy without gear. Great route. Really quite clean now. Another 20 ascents will do it well. Thanks guys for the good fun. I know there was a buttload o'work with this wall. Jul 3, 2008
thought this was a fun route, bolts protect well...

there is an option to lower from a hanging biner at about the 16th? bolt with a 70m rope...lowering from this spot will barely get you down with a 70m only!! Sep 21, 2010
Landon McBrayer
Salt Lake City, UT
Landon McBrayer   Salt Lake City, UT
At this point, this route is still a choss-pile; I pulled something off (up to basketball size) about every other bolt or so. On the other hand, it's nice to have a 'sport' route of this length with a bunch of mini-roofs; it serves as a warm up to Black Streak.

Also, it's easy to rap with a singe 70 to the anchors atop Baked Bean Sandwich. Aug 10, 2011
Gabriel Tallent
Salt Lake City, UT
Gabriel Tallent   Salt Lake City, UT
I agree that the route is well-bolted. It certainly didn't feel run out, and I was also comfortable without gear. The length makes for a sustained and satisfying lead, though towards the anchors, rope drag started to catch up to me.

The consensus seems to be 5.10, but none of the moves felt like 5.10. I would agree with James Garrett above that the route lends itself to thinking and problem solving. I think that if you give yourself a moment to puzzle out the moves, most of the route probably goes a couple of grades easier than that. The only places where it felt 5.10 is where I made strenuous moves to avoid holds I felt were suspect.

As of August 2013, I wouldn't describe the route as a choss pile, but I did pull one (small) hold off, and I think other holds have the potential to come loose. After that, I climbed slowly and carefully, so the lead took longer than expected. I would have been much happier if my belayer had had a helmet and a gri gri. Aug 30, 2013
This is a great route! Consistent at the grade of 9/9+ the whole way. Worth going up there for this one alone - although the others are good as well.

The trail is great - a job very well done!! Sep 1, 2014
ddriver   SLC
Super route all the way. I thought there was ground fall potential getting to the second bolt but mostly because I didn't use the jug block that appears ready to go. Otherwise very clean. Sep 28, 2015
Stan Pitcher
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
Really nice long route. Didn't pull anything off. Oct 16, 2017
Did not read enough about this route before attempting it, long story short, I had to leave a screwgate carribiner on the 5th to last bolt. If anyone comes across it, its all yours!! Jul 5, 2018