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Save Yourself

V7, Boulder, 15 ft (5 m),  Avg: 3.3 from 22 votes
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Utah > Central Utah > Joe's Valley > Left Fork > Eden > Eden Boulder

Description

Begins at the hole about 7 ft off the ground. Follows a series of left-trending pockets to an easy move to a crimp. Then punch left to a flake at the lip and a hard move to a sloping crimp. Punch left for a good crimp around the lip and then move right. The left line of the two on the Eden Boulder's main face.

The Black Utah Bouldering book has this route improperly marked as Anatomy Act (V9). In fact, Anatomy Act sds (V12) takes the far left arete when facing Save Yourself.

Location

Begins at the hole about 7ft of the ground. Downclimbs off the back by an old tree. Variations. Save Yourself sds is V8. Save Yourself direct is V9 and takes the right hand crimp on Save Yourself with the left hand and then does a hard move to a shallow to finger pocket and the crux move to the lip.

Protection

2 pads atleast Spotter.

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Kegan Minock
colorado springs
 
[Hide Comment] take a look at the new guide book. there is Save Yourself (v9) and Save Yourself Left (v7) Mar 30, 2012
kiff
 
[Hide Comment] new guide blows Mar 31, 2012
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
  V8
[Hide Comment] The description above describes 'Save Yourself Left', which is definitely the natural line for this problem. 'Save Yourself (Direct)' heads straight up from the big pocket at head height via some crimps and/or a pocket. The finish is probably a bit easier than the left variation. The direct is slightly contrived, but it climbs really well and is a worthwhile climb in its own right. All of these climbs start sitting these days.

Personally, I think 'Save Yourself Left' (from the sit) is more like v8. Either way, it's a great line with athletic and fun moves. Nov 18, 2014
Jordan Lagana
Salt Lake City
[Hide Comment] what's the vibe now that the crimp rail below the lip exploded? Sep 30, 2020
kalockwood
SLC, UT
[Hide Comment] With the broken holds at the lip, the topout is a lot harder and scarier with the potential for a long fall. Bring a good amount of pads. Oct 12, 2020