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YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Brian Smoot and Clay Watson
New Route: Yes
Season: spring summer fall
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Submitted By: tenesmus on Sep 5, 2010

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Will the holds appear or not?
Steep face climbing on huge holds lead to a nice, ledgy rest. Follow the bolts as you climb up under a little overlap and do the killer mantle that you're sure to remember. Vertical edging on positive holds kicks back to cool climbing through blocks with hidden edges. Finishes at the same belay as Specter.


About 20 feet left of the start of Specter on the steepest part of the wall.


12? bolts plus chains. Its nice to have a few longer runners. If you come in from the belay on the left (highly recommended as your belayer won't be able to see you otherwise), be sure to have an extra long runner or two. If you come from the belay below Specter, its nice to have a .75 camalot before the first bolt. If you get spooked between the first and second bolt, a #1 camalot is nice. There are some cracks up higher on the route but we didn't like the sounds they made as we hammered around on them.

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By bsmoot
Sep 6, 2010

In addition, the optional belay off to the left is on a great ledge. You can see the leader the whole time. It also avoids a rather thought provoking loose block down low. Both this route and Specter offer excellent granite.
By John Steiger
Aug 26, 2012
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

Another fantastic pitch in Tanners, well bolted, great position, and wonderful climbing. We missed the optional belay (which is at least 15 feet left of the obvious pine tree in the corner) and started from the base of Specter, which meant that the leader was out of sight during the crux moves and helped turn an otherwise trivial fall into a 20-footer. Highly recommend using the optional belay, from which (I’m told), the leader is in view during the whole pitch
By greg t
From: Chevy, Silverado
Jun 16, 2013

slabby crux, the rest is just about finding the right holds.. which can be well hidden at times.
By drewford
From: Wasatch Back, UT
Jun 30, 2014
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Great line. Well protected. Bring your best LCC footwork game.

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