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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Jason Stevens
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Submitted By: KipHenrie on Nov 9, 2007

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Kip getting ready to move into the crux. Back to Z...


This is the best 11c in maple. It has amazing movement with good holds and underclings then the climb changes personality for the last crux - it's blank with sequential pockets and tricky feet. Well protected if you fall here - I've taken many falls at this part! Have fun.


The middle route.


7 bolts to chains

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By Jason Stevens
From: Ephraim, UT
May 11, 2010

I'll agree...this is one of my very best routes. I fine 5.11 for sure. Well protected, clean falls. Try it even if you cant climb 5.11! Jason
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Jun 17, 2012

Groundwork is the best 11c in maple. This climb has nothing on that one.
By the schmuck
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 24, 2014

May not be as good as Groundwork, but it is a fantastic route.
By lech
Feb 22, 2016
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Save some juice for clipping the chains as the holds near the chains are not great.
By CHopwood
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 6, 2017

Good route not amazing though, in my opinion. Easy 5.10 climbing on good holds most of the way until the last few feet, then one or two hard pulls on sharp pockets to get to the lip. Best 11c in Maple.. if you don't count the Hitchhiker, Groundwork, Dry Spunk, Solstice, etc.

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