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Spirit Guide

5.12a, Sport, 60 ft,  Avg: 2 from 2 votes
FA: unknown
Utah > Uinta Mountains > Ruth Lake > Good Medicine Area
Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details


Same start as Good Medicine. Heads up and left on the slightly overhanging face.


Left of Good Medicine. Same start, left bolt line.


9 bolts + chains

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[Hide Comment] The guidebook rates this climb 12a, but it is much harder than Good Medicine. Has anyone else tried this? Is there a consensus on the grade?

There was a short section that was very blank and seemed much harder than 12-, did a hold break? Sep 14, 2015
Vlad S
[Hide Comment] Rating of 12a seems fair to me. However, currently the route is sprouting lots of lichen and zero chalk, which makes it a bit more of a challenge. Good Medicine has big pulls between jugs and is easier in comparison especially if you are in good shape... Jul 6, 2018
Stephen Lander
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] Vlad, if you think 12a is fair, please tell me how you got through that blank section. I agree with kalockwood that one section feels much harder than 12a. Above that section was lichen covered but actually quite fun movement. Jul 9, 2018
Vlad S
[Hide Comment] Stephen, I can't remember that well now. I do remember getting to that spot and thinking "woah, it's really blank here". Then, I think I matched some microcrimp and did some awful big reach to get past. It was a bit desperate. Could be a little harder than 12a - thinking back to it, I'm not so sure any more. Oct 29, 2018