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Christine's Way Buff Sabb 

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

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Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kyle Copeland, Eric Johnson (I Think)
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Submitted By: Brian Shelton on Mar 9, 2002

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RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


Route is about a mile up the canyon. It will face you as you walk twards it. Find Bootleg tower (can't miss it)and the route is 100 yards to the right. If looking at it from the approch.


Gear from hands to fists, bring (3)#3's for crux. Two bolt anchor. Funky low moves into a perfect layback, 75 feet. rock is soft and smooth.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Way buff Saab on the left of brush painted Datsun
BETA PHOTO: Way buff Saab on the left of brush painted Datsun
Rock Climbing Photo: Climb on right is? 5.10+ due to sustained nature
Climb on right is? 5.10+ due to sustained nature

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By Anonymous Coward
Jun 16, 2004

What a fun route! If you hate laybacks you should get on this route you will like this one with its super positive edge. A good warmup for the business on Painted Datsun. Stays in the shade.
By George Perkins
From: The Dungeon, NM
Mar 31, 2008

A single 60m rope works for the descent (don't worry about what the book says)
By Fluoride
From: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22, 2012

Much easier to find the faint 4 wheel drive to the north end of the canyon and walk up that. Then take a much less sloping trail to the base of this. Cairns will lead the way on that side of the canyon. Don't go up when you see bootleg like we did and grovel through sloping loose stuff.

AMAZING route. Glorious fingers, hands. Anchor is good. No one is ever back in Day Canyon and it's gorgeous and a great place to have to yourself with IC quality crack and no crowds.

And yes, a single 60M will get you back to the ground. No reason to bring 2 ropes.
By Robes
From: Leavenworth, Washington
Apr 18, 2014

Aaaand by #3's they must mean Friends? Solid no2 Camalots on the upper crack. Nice route but not half as good as the beauty next door!
By Karl kelley
Sep 4, 2014

Clip the Chains and keep on going. Pass a short section of big fist or OW to a section of off fingers(crux). Once past the off fingers continue through a pod with fingers to a tips splitter with face features. From the ground is a 40M lead. FA. Karl Kelley. we Called it "Michelles Bitchin Blue Subaru" 5.10+
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Oct 19, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Great route.

(Camalots) #3 or #4 for the first mantle, than a #0.5 or #0.75, and then as many #2s as you want to carry. You can also get a #3 at the base of the main crack.

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