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Adolescent Homo 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Greg Lowe
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Jun 8, 2004

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Me leading up the homo...such a fun climb, the hea...


AKA: Adolescent Homosapien. Adolescent Homo climbs the obvious long hand and finger crack on the west side of Lower Breadloaf. Great continuous climbing leads to the crux just below the top of the climb. An extremely popular route on an extremely popular wall. Walk left a few feet and rap from anchor's near the top of Double Crack.


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Photos of Adolescent Homo Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Chasing the sun on the last lap.
Chasing the sun on the last lap.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ready for the crack leading to the top!
Ready for the crack leading to the top!
Rock Climbing Photo: The awkward start to Adolescent Homosexual.
The awkward start to Adolescent Homosexual.
Rock Climbing Photo: near the top
near the top
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on the right is on Adolescent Humanoid, on...
BETA PHOTO: Climber on the right is on Adolescent Humanoid, on...
Rock Climbing Photo: Maura Hahnenberger on Adolescent Homosapien.
Maura Hahnenberger on Adolescent Homosapien.

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By Anonymous Coward
May 3, 2005

Is this the climb that used to be called Adolescent Homo?
By kBobby Hanson
From: Spokane, WA
May 3, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Great route. I highly recommend it, especially for those just getting into leading. The pro is mostly casual, and only one real crux (at the top).
By Jason Billings
From: Draper, UT
Sep 27, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This isn't any harder than 5.7, for sure., but I wouldn't recommend it to a new lead. Although you wouldn't fall far, you would have ledge fall at the crux.
By Ben Folsom
Aug 27, 2007

Great climb and great gear, I don't remember any part of this climb that was poorly protected, including the upper portion.
By steven sadler
From: SLC, UT
Jul 20, 2010

i did this on 07-17-10. i'm a new trad leader and its a great climb. takes pro well. there was a bat in the crack that made it a little hard to hand jam in that spot though.
By Michael Buchanan
Jul 22, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Great climb and great gear. Crux is up high and can be protected pretty well with camalot C3s or stoppers. A great first trad lead for those comfortable at the grade. Seemed easier than a lot of 5.7s in Little Cottonwood, UT.
By Blitzo
Aug 23, 2010

A fun route. The 5.7 rating is a bit generous. I'd say easy 5.6.
By Hendo Henderson
From: Denver, CO
Jul 23, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Definitely a 5.7 in my opinion. The crux at the top is a bit tricky, but as other commenting peeps have mentioned, it protects well. Great climb though! Rapped off the bolts to the left with a 70m.
By Aaron Bugh
From: Bozeman, MT
Sep 4, 2012

If you climb the big offwidth/chimney to the left either with some big gear like the Trango Big Bros or on TR off your anchor for Adolescent it makes a really nice 5.8ish variation. It is a friendly and easy introduction to that style of climbing.
By Matt Schroer
From: Logan, Utah
Aug 1, 2013

One of the best moderate clean routes at the City. On par with Wheat Thin. Upper crux protects fine with small gear.
By S.Lee
May 20, 2014

Thought the pro was a little tough, though it was only my 6th or 7th trad lead. Good route though. 5.7 rating is fair.
By dave bingham
Jan 20, 2015

This super-obvious, super-popular route was surely climbed decades before Jay G. named it "Adolescent Homo". It never has been "Adolescent Homosexual" (except here on MP). I added the "sapien" part in the guidebook to quiet the critics while retaining some of the punky quality. Personally, I'd love to hear the original name - if they bothered to give it one.
By Shaun Coe
From: La Grande, Oregon
May 5, 2015

Great climb! so much fun to start out here first day if you are at city. I would recommend bringing a 70M rope just for the wrap because the walk off is safe, but painful.
By Landon McBrayer
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 20, 2015

Dave, why is adolescent 'homosapien' more "punk" than adolescent 'homosexual?' For that matter, why care about being 'punk?' What really matters for the shitty "guidebook" is relevant information - like what the anchor situation is.
By atfarley farley
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 18, 2015

depending on your hand size and 'style' i can see how one might either think the lower wide crack or the upper thin stuff could be the crux. I had a trickier time up top whereas my girlfriend blazed through the top but struggled in the wide hand crack (second quarter of the route.) ---hardest .7 that we climbed.

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