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Guan Ho

5.11a/b, Trad, 20 ft,  Avg: 4 from 6 votes
FA: Mick Follari, Pete Takeda, Lenore Sparks, David Hume, Rob Duncan, Benjamin Rush, and Zac Robinson
Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Plumb Line Crag
Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details


This route is a crusty thin crack starting on the block behind EHH. As the name suggests, Guan Ho is marred by a patch of bird droppings. However, it should clean up nicely with a few ascents.


This is on the Plumb Line Crag upper tier central, inside Rowdy's Corral. This route is located several feet to the (climber's) left of Edward Humid Hands.


Small stopper and small to mid-sized cams.

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Mick Follari
[Hide Comment] Pete, this thing was at LEAST 30 ft... remember that traverse right at the top. Jun 1, 2010
Keswick Cumbria.UK
[Hide Comment] Wow. 30', that's getting close to being a really "big wall". I guess that now means most folk will have to bivouac on this one. Cheers.... Jun 2, 2010
[Hide Comment] I bet I could climb it in less than a day. Jun 2, 2010
Rob Duncan
Salt Lake City
[Hide Comment] A sleeper classic next to Lenore's really nice Edward Humidhands. It should clean up nicely after a few more ascents! Jun 2, 2010
Zac Robinson
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] I might add a painter's mask to the gear beta. Just to keep a handle on the Guan.
Should clean up with a few ascents. Jun 3, 2010
Lenore Sparks
Dolores, CO
[Hide Comment] This may just be a 10 foot Negative 2 star route. Jus' sayin'.... OR, it may be 100 feet of pure awesome. I guess we will never know unless someone took some sweet pics!
BTW---- the traverse added by DBH and LLS is 5.8 and you can walk off to the West. It is actually really good climbing. Actually. Jun 3, 2010
[Hide Comment] This is a five star classic! Don't believe anyone named Sparks. Jun 3, 2010
[Hide Comment] About as 4 stars as you can get in 30ft of climbing. The Guan keeps it thought provoking Jun 4, 2010
Lenore Sparks
Dolores, CO
[Hide Comment] I appreciate that Guan Ho went from Juan Jo to Guanholio to Guan Ho, and now it is simply "The Guan" what a classic! Jun 4, 2010
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] 7 people on the FA of a 30 foot crack, that's a little more than 4' per person :) I'll give it a try if we end up at this crag Jun 21, 2013