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Necessary Evil

5.14c, Sport, 90 ft,  Avg: 4 from 1 vote
FA: Chris Sharma, 1997
Arizona > Northern Arizona > Arizona Strip > Virgin River Gorge > Blasphemy Wall

Description

100 percent natural. This was the original concept line bolted by Boone Speed. In order to climb the majority of it, he started on Don't Call Me Dude. With Boone Speed's blessing, Chris Sharma linked the original start of Necessary Evil to Route of All Evil. Sharma describes this as a 5.14a boulder route, with another 5.14a stacked on top of it, broken up only by a bad shake out hold.

Location

Starts just left of the two large rocks

Protection

11 bolts to lower offs