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Back in Black 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Andy Knight, 2001
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Mar 30, 2008

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Johnny Wilson belayed by Christian Burrell (crisco...


Start on a ledge above the talus field in the gully. The moves to the first bolt are kind of balancy. Getting to and clipping the second bolt is a bit reachy, and you don’t want to fall before clipping the second bolt.

Once the second bolt is clipped the real business begins. A couple of pockets that force you right, a jug or two, sidepulls, and hidden holds make for an interesting sequence to the third bolt. Good feet at this point allow a quick rest before committing to the moves to get over a bulge to the fourth bolt. After the fourth bolt, it is easy climbing to the chains.


The right of the two bolted routes in the black streaks on the east wall of the gully.


4 bolts, chain anchors (shared with Thunderstruck to the left).

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Rock Climbing Photo: 12 Thunderstruck 5.11b 13 Back in Black 5.10c
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By Michael Rose
Apr 16, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This route is a fun, awesome route. Fun climbing on some bomber edges.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Apr 21, 2008

If it were longer, it would earn the fourth star! Excellent climbing that felt like limestone climbing to me.
The bolt spacing keeps your attention for sure. A good idea to use a stick clip and pre-hang the draws if you are not solid at this grade, maybe even if you are.
By Jeff Jones
From: Elk Ridge, UT
Jun 6, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This is really a great route for so many reasons. I first tried this climb at the end of a very long climbing day and fell trying to clip the second bolt. Not a good idea! Thanks to my belayer for saving my ankles. Anyway, went back last Friday and stick clipped the second draw so that I could clip a little lower (mentally I couldn't get past that last fall). In any event, great climb with several very cool moves.
By Bad Sock Puppet
Jun 22, 2008

Ok route but you certainly wouldn't want to fall as this route is like climbing on razor blades. Most solid rock of all the AC/DC wall. Very short. Easy Top out. Crux between second and third bolts. In my opinion not worth the scramble up the rock slide.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Aug 25, 2009

Crisco egged me to get on this route, and I'm glad he did. Sick route. Some of the holds are not that obvious, but when you find them they're great. Crisco was right in that it feels a little like a limestone route. Every move is quality.
By Canyon Copa
May 29, 2012

Climbed this one right after thunderstruck and was definitely more challenging than I was expecting. Tricky holds with fun moves once you find them.

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