Type: Sport, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: A. Kuklinski, E. Powell - August 2011
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Shared By: Spencer Weiler on Oct 3, 2011 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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This route is 10 feet left of Namaste. It is fairly well chalked and cleaned [as of 2021], though I felt like you could definitely still rip off some of the more delicate flakes if you are big, pulling hard, and pulling in the wrong direction. With just a bit of care you're totally fine though.

This is just as juggy as the 5.10+ "1/2 Route" a few lines to the left, just a few bolts longer. There was one long reach to a sandy sloper that made this feel a little cruxy, but sitdown huecos throughout make it pretty tame. It is about 2 bolts shorter than Namaste, and a 70m is plenty of rope. The huecos are a bit more fragile and some of the bolts are spaced 15 feet apart, but within reason. Overall another fun, jugfest route that is worth doing.

It's worth noting that the Stewart Green Utah Climbing guidebook incorrectly labels Dost Mitra as Namaste, this is probably the cause of so many votes for Namaste being soft.

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Starts on the sandy ledge just left of Namaste. Line of side pull huecos alone in a wide orange stripe

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Probably 10 bolts plus 3-single ring anchors. Recommend a 70m rope.