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Class Act 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 165'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Earl Wiggins, Katy Cassidy , Charlie Fowler, Feb., 1987
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Submitted By: toddgordon Gordon on May 27, 2007

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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 >>>


This route RULES! Pitch 1; Right facing crack system with the 5.11 lieback. (85') Pitch 2; Climb an O Wth crack past a drilled piton, then more O W crack (5.10+) to rap station. (80')


Climbs the W face of the cliff around the corner left from Sunset Tower. It's a little less than 2 miles past the main highway, after you turn onto State Highway 313, and it's on the right (north) side of the road.


Lots of cams;...3 or 4 each of the smaller cams, (1-2"). Large cams for the O W.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike on P1
Mike on P1
Rock Climbing Photo: Kyle Copeland on Class Act.  Photo; Todd Gordon
Kyle Copeland on Class Act. Photo; Todd Gordon

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By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
May 27, 2007

This climb is fantastic; one of the best crack pitches near Moab, and could hold it's own at Indian Creek. I tried to lead this pitch, but didn't make it. Greg Epperson tried to lead this pitch, but didn't make it. Kyle Copeland took a couple of big drags from his camel cigarette, grabbed the rack, cranked into the lieback position, and SENT! Kyle, (once again), saved the day. We had a great time. This is an endurance climb that requires strength, stamima, technique, and a cool head. It's awesome.
By jakobi
From: moab, utah
Oct 12, 2010

Take two 5 and 6 Camalots to make the top pitch feel more comfortable but it's doable with one apiece. Two each of smaller cams protected the first pitch just fine. A good cooler weather climb, you might expect a climb like this at the Creek.
By swadeky
From: Moab, UT
May 29, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

An awesome route! super close to moab and barely gets any traffic! we had shade till about 12:30. SO Good, next time ill warm up more...

First anchor is good with 2 pitons and option to back it up, the 2nd pitch anchor is terrible, 1 decent piton and an old gnarly bolt and hanger, we replaced the old tat with some cord and did 2 raps back down. The top anchor could definitely use some new bolts if someone wanted to climb this awesome route and replace them.

Pro: Doubles of 4,5,6 camalots were nice, first pitch has lots of .5 ish size and i like having 3 #1's.

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