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Routes in Building Blocks - East

Latter-Day Saints S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mechanic, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pinner Face S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Technicolor S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Techno-Weenie S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Zip Drive S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Sep 26, 2010
Admins: grk10vq, WAGbag, Mike Engle

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Description

A friction slab start, jugs, a tricky, balancy crux, and then nice plate edges to finish.

Start up the steepening friction slab past the first bolt to a very welcome rail. Clip the second bolt and scrabble upward to gain the tantalizing jugs above. Clip the third bolt, surmount the steep bulge, and then cruise on easier ground through a runout to the fourth bolt.

Take a breather and then start up on good edges until you find yourself temporarily stymied. Figure this bit out, heave a sigh of relief, and pick your way among “elephant ears” to the chains.

Location

Found near the right end of the east side of Building Blocks. Starts on a slab section left of a low-angle chimney and has dark-painted bolt hangers.

Protection

9 bolts, chain anchors.

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I was a little tipsy when I did it, so to me it could have been 10a, but that's just the booze talking. Jul 5, 2015
Kirk Squier
Ketchum, Idaho
Kirk Squier   Ketchum, Idaho
Fun little climb and no longer chossy. 10b maybe 10c. Sep 2, 2014
Deaun Schovajsa
  5.10b/c
Deaun Schovajsa  
  5.10b/c
Stan is correct, this route is a new addition to the right of Pinner Face. I thought the climbing on this new line was in the 10b to 10c range and really fun. Jun 27, 2014
Stan Pitcher
SLC, UT
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
hmmm, I'm guessing the route described here is a new route right of Pinner face. The Bingham guide describes Pinner face as having one pin and one bolt (and no stars). We were able to tr Pinner face from this new route up to the bolt. The pin is gone and a better name for this route would be Chossy face. The new route is quite good and well described here. Oct 1, 2012
Alec LaLonde
  5.10c
Alec LaLonde  
  5.10c
Slab start is a bit ricey; rather LCC-esque. Rest of the route is great rock with interesting movement. Solid 5.10 May 14, 2012
Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
 
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
 
Maybe you guys are right, but I sure don't remember it being that hard, and I wrote the description the day after I climbed it. Oct 6, 2011
Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
 
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
 
Renamed from Unknown. Oct 5, 2011
Boissal
Small Lake, UT
  5.10c
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
  5.10c
Black bolt hangers right? 10a would be some fine sandbagging...
Listed as Pinner Face 5.10 in the latest Bingham book Sep 26, 2011