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5.7 Corner, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
5.7+ Corner, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Against The Grain T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Beginner's Luck S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bilateral symmetry T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Fresh Meat S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Kontos Sport Route, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Lorax, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Mind the 'Mudgeon S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Myopic Glory S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Normandy S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Oompa Loompa S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Paradox S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Peachy Canoodle S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Public Property S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rented Mule S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Stone Staircase S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Tom Kontos
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Shared By: roddack on Apr 22, 2008 with updates from Greg Kuchyt and 1 other
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Gain the first bolt either from the left (harder) or using the corner (easier). A hard move reaches the second bolt and easier climbing to the first bulge. Careful consideration will yield an easy exit onto the hand rail, a moderate slabby face, and one last tricky exit move to the fixed anchor.


Climb the face between The 5.7 Corner and The 5.7+ Corner.


8 protection bolts to a pig-tail lower off anchor.


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Derek Doucet
Derek Doucet  
Generally referred to as "The Kontos Sport Route". FA Tom Kontos and Pat Viljanen (I think). Now that it's been rebolted, it's easily the best 5.10 face pitch at UWB, with continuously interesting and varied moves on mostly very good rock. Highly recommended. Aug 5, 2010
Keyan P
Seattle, WA
Keyan P   Seattle, WA
An awkward climb that lacks good flow. Found the bolts to be well placed certainly not PG-13, wouldn't even call the top angled slab runout. Sep 20, 2011
Josh Weatherl
  5.10b/c PG13
Josh Weatherl  
  5.10b/c PG13
Definitely a solid 5.10b/c route with a runout slab section at the top.

The bolting on the route is pretty awkward and requires 3 runners through the most difficult section of the climb. Because there is no anchor at the top, you have to traverse far to the right of the line (15/20 ft.) and use the large tree to lower off the climb. This make retrieving gear very difficult. Aug 30, 2012
Greg Kuchyt
Richmond, VT
Greg Kuchyt   Richmond, VT
Recently re-bolted after discussing with Tom a couple years ago. There is now an independent anchor with pig-tail lower-off that lowers straight down the route. As well any awkwardness due to the location of the protection has been eliminated. The route always climbed well but the protection interfered with that. Now it is a recommendable and enjoyable route for modern tastes.

It should be noted that the route was originally put up on lead. Something to consider if you ever feel happy to clip one of the bolts on the route. Aug 2, 2018
Adam Potasiewicz
Burlington, VT
Adam Potasiewicz   Burlington, VT
Really fun route now that it has been rebolted, definitely deserves more traffic! Sep 21, 2018

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