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Almighty, The S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Black Sunshine S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Calcite Cruiser S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Canned Heat S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Couples Fear Factor S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cry a Little Send a Little S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dead Sea S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Flying Cocksman S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Fred's Route S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Grip It And Rip It S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Ground Effects S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
John's Meat Market (aka: Fred's Line) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Kryptic Curtain S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
La Linea Negra S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Micro Burst S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Millenium Meltdown S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Natural, The S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Rain Day S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Renegade S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Sacrificial Pig S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Short and Stiff S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sidewinder S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Solar Delirium S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Spicy Crispy S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sun Burst S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
TuFa king $:@%*~! S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Tufa Tussle S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tufa Yard Dash S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tufa the Soul S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Tufa-one S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tufasize Me S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Via Ferrari S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Way 'Stead S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Mike Vaughn
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Shared By: Red on Feb 25, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Access Issue: Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. Details


Good tufa climbing leads you up to a huge rest just before the line becomes inverted and the crux. From here it is all business. Pull this hard crux move and continue through the still challenging head wall to the anchors.

Greg Varela bolted this line.


This route is located at the far right side of Tufa City just prior to Marley Wall. Base of the climb is 20 feet up the wall, fixed rope access. Leftmost route of the four at this belay station.




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Great tufa climbing (5.11+) lead to a great rest under a roof. The moves getting over the roof are FOR REAL HARD! It felt like two V6's in a row. Then its about 20 feet of 5.12 to the anchors. The move getting to the hold to clip the anchors is AWESOME! I definitely logged some air time on that one.

I can't wait to go back and finish this one. Jun 3, 2010
Pat Mac
Salt Lake City
Pat Mac   Salt Lake City
  • *** AS OF 11/06/11 I LEFT TWO DRAWS AT THE TOP OF THE ROUTE. 2nd/3rd bolt to the anchors and are not to be considered booty. I will be back for them next weekend.****

WOW WOW WOW. Ok just go bit by the project bug again. This is what I like to refer to as a full value climb. So as Ryan said before it's about 11+ (cough cough) more like 12- but anyways leads to a HUGE hueco roof with a full recovery rest before the business. The Roof is the CRUX of the route and should not be taken lightly. Boulder moves lead to flat ledge to clip from then a few more moves lead to large holds that face to the left and are good if you can lean hard to the right. And one more long pull to the last hanger to reach the anchors. See you next weekend. Nov 8, 2011
Patrick, i was able to go slightly to the right and up after the ledge past the crux. There's a two finger pocket on the right that i use as an undercling and then i bring my left into a shallow two finger pocket pull up to a pretty descent right hand crimp, get my left foot up high and toss to a left handed side pull. I left plenty of chalk on these holds and was wondering if you had seen them. Maybe get some feedback. I still need to send.. Dec 20, 2011
Stick to your beta, Mickie. It works. You're so close yesterday; crashing the crux every time. I think this is gonna be your first send in 2012! :D Jan 1, 2012
Tacoma, Toyota
Red   Tacoma, Toyota
Mike Vaughn got the highly coveted first accent of this line yesterday. 1-8-11

The energy was there when he left the ground, I had the feeling he was about to get it. Fired every move with precision and accuracy. Great work Mike! Jan 9, 2012

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