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The Power of Silence

5.12c, Sport, 90 ft (27 m),  Avg: 3.6 from 21 votes
FA: Trent Baker
Utah > Wasatch Range > Northern Wasatch > Cache Valley > Blacksmith Fork… > Left Hand Fork > Hardware Wall
Warning Access Issue: Do not park in the camping/parking area that has the river crossing for the Hardware Wall between June 15 and October 1 DetailsDrop down

Description

One of the longer(est?) routes of the crag. Overhanging for a long while and then tops out on not as easy as desired slab. Crux may be pulling onto the less than vertical section, though not one move in particular felt like a hard 12.

Number 1 reason to do this route: There's a cave about 2/3 up the route. Hang out there for as long as you can before your belayer rips you out of it.

The rock up high is phenomenal!

Location

This route is one route to the left of clear for takeoff and to the right of Vice Grip.

Protection

15 bolts to chain anchors(fixed biners at present).

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Pawel entering the awesome blue rock near the top of Power of Silence. This is where the holds all get smaller and you better have some good technique or else you just may not make it.
[Hide Photo] Pawel entering the awesome blue rock near the top of Power of Silence. This is where the holds all get smaller and you better have some good technique or else you just may not make it.
Pawel is very near the chains at about 90 feet off the deck. I've seen Pawel repeat this route many times just for fun. It really is a classic. I think everyone grumbles and nods in agreement that this is easy for the 12d grade because it has really good rests and no 12+ difficulty moves. Maybe someday enough holds will break off that it is actually 12d, but it seems unlikely to ever actually be downgraded for some reason. I digress, this route is simply great fun, and if you want to go for a long wonderful adventure, this may be the route for you.
[Hide Photo] Pawel is very near the chains at about 90 feet off the deck. I've seen Pawel repeat this route many times just for fun. It really is a classic. I think everyone grumbles and nods in agreement that…
Pawel pulling one of the last steep moves before the route turns to a lesser angle.
[Hide Photo] Pawel pulling one of the last steep moves before the route turns to a lesser angle.
Pawel is just leaving the "cave" at about half height. The "cave" is just out of the picture but is directly down and left of the bolt clipped at his waist. This section can catch you off guard. From here to the top is really where this route gets good.
[Hide Photo] Pawel is just leaving the "cave" at about half height. The "cave" is just out of the picture but is directly down and left of the bolt clipped at his waist. This section can catch you off guard. Fr…

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Leron
  5.12d
[Hide Comment] If you do this later in the summer there are hundreds of moths in the alcove and you may not want to climb into it. The will invade your bubble. Aug 5, 2016
David LeBaron
Grantsville,UT
  5.12d
[Hide Comment] I feel like the route is solid 12b on the bottom and solid 12b on the top. Which I also feel like considering its length and amount of moves could equal 12d if you did not actually fall asleep in the cave. One of my all time favorites in the Logan area. Sep 7, 2017
michalm
 
[Hide Comment] Amazing route. The mini cave is super poopy and not very inviting at the moment. Feels easier than Greyhound or Clear for Take-Off to me... May 22, 2020