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Good Medicine

5.12a, Sport, 50 ft,  Avg: 3.4 from 52 votes
FA: Jim Stone 96
Utah > Uinta Mountains > Ruth Lake > Good Medicine Area
Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

Description

Lay back or jam the overhanging crack to a crimpy prow. One of the steepest route in the Ruth Lake area and not a gimmi for the grade. Try not to pump out or else be ready for some air time!!

Location

One of the first route on the left. There is another route that shares the same start. Good Medicine is the route that branches off to the right

Protection

7 bolts

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Dave Warton working Good Medicine
[Hide Photo] Dave Warton working Good Medicine
Aubrey shaking out before finishing the onsight of Good Medicine.
[Hide Photo] Aubrey shaking out before finishing the onsight of Good Medicine.
Andrew Williams taking the whip on his send attempt
[Hide Photo] Andrew Williams taking the whip on his send attempt
Crimpin aint easy
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Mark SLC
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.12a
[Hide Comment] This is really a great route, with well placed bolts. Save gas in the crack for the crimpy headwall. In contrast to a few of the other routes up here, I found this full value for the grade as well. Get on it! Sep 7, 2011
Kurt Howes
  5.11c/d
[Hide Comment] This is one of the softest 12.a's I've ever climbed, and found it no harder than the 11.c's to the right (others have concurred); so get on it cause it's good fun. After a hard rain washes the chalk away your onsight will be a bit tougher, por supuesto. Jul 7, 2017
[Hide Comment] Fun, varied climbing. Having jamming skills makes it considerably easier in my opinion. it would be a good pick for a first 12a. Jun 25, 2018