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Field of Screams 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Jeff Pedersen and Bill Boyle
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Submitted By: Alec LaLonde on Jul 16, 2009

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One final scream before the anchors.

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


Best climb of the grade at the wall. Climbs a slab for three bolts to an overhanging, flared crack. Use fingerlocks(!) or interesting liebacks to fire the steepness to a sweet pinch and tough clip, then up and left to a tricky top-out. Very satisfying.

Be wary of loose stuff on this route, I saw a belayer get nailed in the thigh by a fist-sized rock.


Rightmost climb on the wall. Shares the start with the .13a to the left. First bolt is up 25 feet or so.


6 bolts and chains

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By Ryan Arnold
Jun 8, 2016
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Worthwhile route! 3 and a half stars, rounded up to four. I initially thought it was quite stiff for the grade, but with good beta through the crux, 12a is probably right. Currently there's a permadraw on the crux clip.
By Rud Johansen
Jun 30, 2016

A sweet and varied 12a in American Fork, with a scary history (See first ascent in book). Under cling to crimps, pinches, side pull 1.5 pad and finger locks all the while shifting hips from opposing steep limestone bulges. Nice.