Type: Trad, Sport, 350 ft (106 m), 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: Tom Gilje
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Shared By: charley graham on Nov 9, 2009
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AKA: Roofs from Hell, The Separate Reality of Moab. Like the rest of Gilje's routes, this one ain't no gimme. Four distinct 5.11 cruxes: thin face, thin corner, overhanging jugs and a big roof-crack to finish makes for a multi-pitch Wingate route as action packed as any other in the desert.

pitch 1: thin vertical scoops protected by bolts. 5.11c, 100ft.

pitch 2: bolt protected climbing up corners and slabs. 5.10, 100 ft.

pitch 3: hard to protect thin corner directly above the spacious belay ledge. 5.11 pg13, 50ft.

pitch 4: The crux. Overhanging face to horizontal crack. 5.11c, 100ft.

Location Suggest change

Far right side of the ice cream parlor. Look at the skyline and locate the imposing horizontal roof crack, then extrapolate downward to find the start of the route. The first pitch begins from a small ledge and is the only bolt protected line in the vicinity. Descent is via rappel from an anchor to the right of the top-out.

Protection Suggest change

Lots of quickdraws for pitches 1, 2, and 4. The third pitch takes tiny nuts and a double set of cams from tiny to off-fingers. The final roof crack takes a double set from #.75 camalot to #3 camalot.