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Answer, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bladerunner T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Dirty Harry T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Doomsday Book, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fill Out This Form T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Interrogator T,S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Krumholtz Line, The T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
Lonely Mountain Challenge T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Lowe Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Out of the Question T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pete's Staircase T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Pika Paradise T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Question Mark Wall Route T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
Rareform T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Type: Trad, Sport, Alpine, 95 ft
FA: Jonathan Knight
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Shared By: jonathan knight on Sep 30, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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The most approachable of the lines left of the Beckey Rt., it was first attempted, ground up by Chris Harmston back in the 90s. I first worked on it around 7 years ago, adding a couple of bolts while bending blades and beaks in the bottoming quartzite seams. Not wanting to beat it up any further, Noah Bigwood and I finished equipping the pitch from the top down, a couple of years later.

This is definitely one of the more unique and sequential routes out there. Similar to the Beckey Rt., it climbs lines of tilted quartzite fins on a granite slab, but the crack never really opens up. It wears you down with a series of cruxes separated by rests not quite good enough to do more than keep you in the game.


Just right of "Out of the Question".


6 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor plus gear up to a #1 Camalot in general. Specifically, a #4 Peanut is key while brass offsets and micro cams are highly recommended.


Nice work Jonathan!! Oct 1, 2010
Strong work, Jonathan! At last, the odyssey is over! Now, what? S Oct 1, 2010
bheller   SL UT
The suggested grade appears to be a violation of the 12+ grading cap? :) Nice work sure you're relieved, that's a long hike for a project! Oct 1, 2010
Jonathan Vickers
Salt Lake City, Utah
Jonathan Vickers   Salt Lake City, Utah
I had the pleasure of giving this a TR burn the other day. It is an incredible line that I hope to work toward. Even with some bolts, it seems like it remains exciting for over 30 meters of surreal climbing. Following the angling fins is unlike any climbing I have ever done! Jul 15, 2016

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