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50 Something (The Tree Route) S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
51 (Scoops) S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Black Stripper S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Braintree S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Brother Clucker S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Chossaholic S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dr. Goodkind S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Draped and Displayed S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Electron Blue S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Grunt S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
June Bug S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Looking for Yesterday S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lucky Stars S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
M Squared Z S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Orion S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sheetz S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Shunt Mouth S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Spawn of Provo S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Uncle Bill S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Vertical Smile S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Welcome Back Cobble S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
White gripper S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Bill Boyle
Page Views: 213 total · 3/month
Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Aug 4, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This route would be so much better if that darn tree wasn't there. Start in the alcove just to the left of Scoops. The rock is steep and sandy for the first 3 bolts and the moves are very bouldery. After gaining a stance above the large pod, the angle lessens and the climbing slowly becomes more technical. As you proceed higher, you'll begin to go directly behind the tree. Just before the last bolt, it gets very thin. As much as you want to climb away from the tree, the best holds pull you back to being behind it. After the last bolt, it's big positive holds to the finish but a fall here probably puts you in the tree.

Location

Just to the left of Scoops (51)

Protection

7 bolts, chains.

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David LeBaron
Grantsville,UT
 
David LeBaron   Grantsville,UT
 
I very much enjoyed having the tree there during the climb. it made the climb more interesting and provided a little bit more interaction with nature Sep 26, 2015

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