Type: Sport, 95 ft
FA: Randy Kieliszewski, Scott Keller, 2002
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Shared By: grk10vq on Apr 1, 2010
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One of the longest and most solid routes on the wall, Retro'd Hardman climbs a line of varied terrain past numerous bolts and a couple of tricky bulges. A difficult, yet well protected start gets things going, the climbing then eases off and the crux meets the pawing climber at a small roof about 3/4's of the way up. Finish the climb over easier, more relaxed terrain. A tricky set of moves are required to reach the chains.

This retro-fit effort has the most solid rock at the Aguaworld. Besides the start and finish, steady, continuous climbing past well placed bolts make the climbing quite enjoyable.

  • After a long period of neglect, an attempt was made to bring more traffic to this great line. Retro'd Hardman is a re-fit of the older, more scarcely gear protected, route, Resin Hardman (1995).


Retro'd Hardman climbs directly over the older and scarcely protected trad line Resin Hardman. It sits in the middle of the right side (east) wall, one route right of Burn Tough


Sixteen draws for fourteen bolts and an anchor. A few longer draws or slings are nice for reducing drag. 60 meter rope minimum, watch your ends!


Sammamish, WA
Riddler   Sammamish, WA
I think this route is a blast. Don't waste too much energy on the bouldery start; it's a long route, and the middle section, although easier, can still add up to quite a pump. You might be cursing when the chains are staring you in the face but you can't figure out how to pull the last bulge!

This route takes every foot of a 60m rope to lower/rap. You will definitely want to take the slings mentioned above for some of the mini-roofs. Apr 6, 2010
Agent Smith
West jordan, Utah
Agent Smith   West jordan, Utah
Very Fun route, the crux is a lot of work. Leaves you with a good pump for the last hard moves just below the bolts. Defiantly worth the effort. Jun 12, 2011
Sam Miller
salt lake city, UT
Sam Miller   salt lake city, UT
Best route on wall! May 2, 2013
ddriver   SLC
Fun route. I didn't read closely enough and wound up doing the old Resin Hardman finish left, which is fun in itself but without gear makes for poor protection for the second. Take a couple tcu's should you choose this finish. The bolt for the straight up finish is not visible until you've committed to pulling that roof. Oct 14, 2013
Crag Turkey
Holladay, UT
Crag Turkey   Holladay, UT
Easy Access, Sustained 5.10 sport climbing on classic big cottonwood quartzite. Rewarding view, cool moves, with a final move that's bound to confuse and frustrate most. I remember struggling to pass the first bolt when I was a very new leader, little did I know how much more I would have been in for had I gotten through the first struggle. Hop on this if you think the climbs over at challenge and the slips are not enough for you anymore. Apr 24, 2015
Tim G.
Salt Lake City, UT
Tim G.   Salt Lake City, UT
Great Route. Pumpy moves with plenty of no hands rests in between. Both me and my friend ended up skipping the bolt above the roof at the crux 3/4 of the way up. Both of us went up to the right which seams like the natural way to go. After pulling through the roof, I saw the bomber jugs and bolt if you go straight up the roof. Apr 6, 2017