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Elizabeth Blue Moss 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: jtwalter on Feb 18, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Elizabeth Blue Moss 5.9


Located just to the left of Remains to Be Seen, this route is rarely climbed. The crux of the route seems to be going above the last bolt as the holds run out and the route gets slabby.


Located just to the left of Remains to be Seen.


5 bolts and 2 rap anchors. The anchors for the top are set back from the route about 4 feet so rapping off the top would reduce the wear on your rope from lowering.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Elizabeth Blue Moss 5.9
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By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 19, 2015
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Not really in character with the multi-pitch aesthetic of the rest of the wall this route was a pleasant day-end surprise. The varnish isn't as juggy as elsewhere and the moves at the top feel committing.
By brucy
Apr 9, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Run off the last bolt to the anchors. Possible 1/2"-3/4" placement, tho, it really cries out for another bolt to pro the crux.
By Casey M
Feb 15, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I climbed this President's Day weekend, 2016. All the bolts were in good shape and the anchor was solid but the locking links on the end of the anchor were stuck, which made it impossible to run a rope through-- we had to leave a caribiner on top to get down. Route itself has sharp holds, but there's plenty to grab. The bit right before the anchor has almost nothing substantial to hold, but it's doable with some smart smearing and steady moves. Because of the location of the anchor, you'll have quite a bit of friction on your rope and you can see where plenty of other ropes have scarred the rock. Overall, it's a good route for beginning climbers or just as a warm-up.
By Finn the Human
From: The Land of Ooo
Mar 21, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

After the closely spaced bolts down low, did not expect the relative run out on the slab to the anchors.

Fun easy climbing up to the last bolt, but I did not dig the slab. As a tall dude the only way I could make it work was with some super awkward high feet.

If sandy slab is your jam, then more power to ya, but I think there's much better offerings at Prophesy in this grade range.

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