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A Rose is a Rose 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Lee Jensen on Oct 10, 2005

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BETA PHOTO: Black Rose 1. Yuji Feet 5.11c 2. Black Rose 5.10d ...


The main detached slab on the left of the Black Rose area. The slab is directly to the south of the main trail as you encounter the first rock formations about 10 minutes walk from the parking area.

From the first time you notice this slab, and how could you miss it, you will want to climb it. It is often climbed as a top rope.

The route starts on the right side of the slab just to the left of the arete. Climb up the face using the arete and then follow the diagonal crack across the face of the rock.

On lead this route will get your heart pumping. The protection is good, but very hard to see and difficult to place because you will be pulling up and to the right of the left/down facing crack. Good footwork is essential in order to keep opposition with your layback.


Small and medium nuts and a couple .5-1 inch cams, 1 bolt. Double chain anchors at the top. The last links on the chains are very thin. As is common practice on all top ropes, please use draws when top roping this route instead of threading directly through the chains.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jabari half way up
Jabari half way up
Rock Climbing Photo: Crack Euphoria. Can't help it; this climb was just...
Crack Euphoria. Can't help it; this climb was just...
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading "A Rose is a Rose," photo by Moo...
Leading "A Rose is a Rose," photo by Moo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Alma working through the crux on A Rose is a Rose.
Alma working through the crux on A Rose is a Rose.

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By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
May 21, 2008

The crux is over fast and well protected. This was one of the more popular routes back in the "Trad day" times (what ever happened to that DK?). The difficulty eases quite a bit after the crux and so it doesn't feel really all that bad to run it out.
By Light .50
Apr 6, 2012
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

I don't think this route see's much trad action. However, it is well worth doing on gear. A fun and engaging lead. Super Rocks, DMM Alloy Offsets and a blue TCU protect this climb well.

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