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Bad Faith 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Bill Boyle
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Submitted By: Spencer Anderson on Oct 15, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Bad Faith 5.9

Located in a National Forest Fee Area MORE INFO >>>


The climb is the first line of bolts to the left of the main area, after the large mossy section.

Awkward climb, bolts don't follow the flow of the rock features; stay left. Cruxy bottom leads to poor anchor placement at the top.


6 bolts and 2 chain anchors

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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 31, 2005

Yeah, it's funky but the climbing is pretty good. It's a much better warm-up than Caress of Steel, for me.
By Ken Cangi
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Jul 28, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Can anyone tell me who put up the routes to the left of Bad Faith? The one directly left of it is a nice route. Whoever bolted it did a good job.
By Alec LaLonde
Jul 14, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Technical, wandering climb. The polish on this route bumps it up easily into the low 5.10 range.
By Andrew Seegmiller
From: Orem UT
Aug 2, 2009
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Awkward moves in some places with a very reachy finishing move
By Jeff Jones
From: Elk Ridge, UT
Sep 4, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

It seems like this year I am redoing all the climbs I did not particularly care for in the past. This is another one that I have grown to really like. It really is a good route and I think it can be done without much wondering from side to side as I have done it in the past. It is certainly a nice warm-up for the other routes at the crag.
By Nicholas Yaskoff
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 5, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Only 5.9 I've been on that makes use of a mono. Great route for a 5.10 leader. Technical climbing which makes the lead a tad bit heady.
By TofuTodd Eddie
From: Salt Lake
Aug 13, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13

First time I climbed on limestone was this route 2 weeks ago. I hung several times and I am a solid 5.10 leader (so I thought at least). On-sighted druken money after this and caress of steel the next day and I felt this was the hardest of these routes. This is a wandering polished route - no groundfall potential but you could get beat-up taking a whipper - be safe.
By James Leavy
From: Provo, Uah
Mar 13, 2015

I didn't like this climb. The clipping points are run out a bit, they are worn, and they are old style bolts. Beyond the safety the climb was full of terrible uncomfortable moves. Would not suggest.

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