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Atheist Childhood S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bazooka Face S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Born Again S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Happy Pants S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ignorant Bliss S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Joy of Heresy S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
July Jihad S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Last Starfighter, The S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ocean of Terror S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Raiders of the Lost Ark S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
SassyKat Superstar S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Shaared S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Smarty Pants S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Unsubstantiated Propaganda S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Huey
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Shared By: FCJohn on Sep 6, 2009
Admins: Mike Snyder

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The setting, steepness, and variety of climbing styles on this route put it among the top three 11s at Ten Sleep. A bouldery crux between bolts 3 & 4, leads to another 10 bolts of brilliant climbing. Keep your eyes open for the cool mono pockets and fossils on this route up high.


The first route to the right of the large crack that splits the back side of the arc


13 Bolts to bolted anchor
Dan Brayack
Marmet, WV
Dan Brayack   Marmet, WV
One of my favorite at Ten Sleep. Good route! Jul 6, 2015
Alex Gaskin
Athens, Georgia
Alex Gaskin   Athens, Georgia
So the mono's seemed out of place to me. I mean two perfect, sinker mono's in a row? My senses were telling me its too good to be true. With that skepticism and the fact that the route is named "Joy in Heresy" (the heresy being the man made holds and the joy the way it climbs) I began to wonder why this gets five stars, but Hebiggum got "stripped of its starts" because a nasty rumor that it was fabricated. Can someone explain? Sep 3, 2013
Pat Mac
Pat Mac   Tempe
5 star. The bee's knees! Jul 15, 2013
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
Yup, definitely on the short list for best 11s out here! Fantastic climbing with no distinct crux (maybe the monos, but the feet are so good there). Sustained from about bolts 4-9... hang on! Sep 17, 2012
Toby Butterfield
Portland, OR
Toby Butterfield   Portland, OR
There's a point on this route where I clipped from a mono, stared directly at a fossil the size of my forearm right at eye level, then reached up and grabbed another mono.

Stellar movement, stellar rock, stellar position. DO IT!

And do July Jihad while you're up there! Sep 15, 2012
Phil Lauffen
The Bubble
Phil Lauffen   The Bubble
excellent route. The most memorable send for me in my trip to ten sleep. Jul 27, 2011
Parker, Colorado
DavidHH   Parker, Colorado
This line is the most striking line on the Ark, it really is a thing of beauty. Brilliant climbing, do this route! Aug 1, 2010