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Highlander, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Shane Willet, Paul Moore, Steve Habovstack, 1983
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Shared By: steve edwards on Sep 29, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Steep, sequential, and continuous while it lasts. Another sublime quartzite outing that, like most of the sport climbs in Big, would be a five-star route if it were twice the length.


Third class about 40' up to the start via ramps on the right of the route. There is a small ledge and a belay bolt. It's best to leave your pack on the ground.


5 bolts


Eric Chabot
Salt Lake City, UT
Eric Chabot   Salt Lake City, UT
Helmets not a bad idea on this route. I kicked off a small rock (half brick size) which smashed into the slab and bounced off my belayer, who was luckily unharmed. Sep 5, 2016
Donovan Allen
Donovan Allen   Subaru
Amazing route!! I found the lower half to be the physical crux. 4th bolt to the chains was the redpoint crux for me. Don't let the grade scare you away, nothing harder than V3 moves the whole way up. Aug 16, 2015
Sam Miller
salt lake city, UT
Sam Miller   salt lake city, UT
Does anyone know what the route on the face to the left is? It's not in the book and it looks ridiculously hard. Jul 9, 2012
Sam Miller
salt lake city, UT
Sam Miller   salt lake city, UT
Super cool climb, really cool atmosphere. Go in the morning or late evening. Jul 9, 2012
Spencer Weiler
Salt Lake city
Spencer Weiler   Salt Lake city
The start was the crux for me. Big, flat, downleaning sloper holds on a overhanging wall isn't easy. The book says the top is the 12a section but I guess I didn't think it was all that bad. I kind of felt like I was cheating using the jugs right of the last bolt, but that's where the chalk was. May 2, 2012
Cowboy Roy
Cowboy Roy   SLC, UT
Super fun route packs a good burn for such a short route, the lose foothold mentioned in previous posts is still there. definitely super loose and big enough to be a concern. put a long sling up for the crux clip Aug 10, 2011
Small Lake, UT
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
There's a loose and very chalked (or is it Xed) foot going from the 3rd to 4th bolt. Feels like it will come out anytime, beware.
A few other holds feel hollow in the typical BCC choss way.
Fun line, pumpy and hard to read with lots of sucker holds. Dial the sequence and punch it skipping about 1/2 of the chalked spots. Jun 4, 2010
West Valley, UT
mattjbudd   West Valley, UT
Great and fun route. It is difficult to find the right holds. May 17, 2010