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Flee Flicker 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Mar 22, 2004

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Fred Beckey on Flee Flicker

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To the right of the waterfall, in front of a large vandalized boulder are 2 bolted routes. This is the right route. Climb up the small crack to the ledge, clip the bolt and make your move. The difficulty eases a bit the rest of the way.


2 bolts at the top for an anchor, and 3 draws for the climb. There are 2 different anchors now, one above the climb to the right (Fleeting Glimpse), and one on the next ledge up, but in a better line for this climb. Recommend using the higher anchors.

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By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 16, 2005

The moves past the first bolt are hard 5.9 and considerably harder than anything on Hard Knocks. After that 5.7 seems a reasonable grade. The bolt protects the hard part well though.
By kBobby Hanson
From: Spokane, WA
Jun 16, 2005

Nathan, I think you mean ``...this is the left route.''
By Erin Chamberlain
Sep 12, 2007

I did these routes Sept. 11, 2007 and the higher anchor is now gone.
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
May 12, 2009
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

One move wonder on river polished granite, slightly easier than its neighbor to the right, probably mid 5.8. Kinda runout getting to the 2nd bolt, you could fiddle in a micro in the undercling but it won't do you much good if you fall.
By Ryan Bickmore
Aug 30, 2010

I like this route. it was a very fun introduction to little cottonwood slab climbing.
By MRock
Jun 28, 2013

beginning is super slick. crux is between 1st and 2nd bolt. trust those feet! definitely harder than 5.7 at the beginning, typical LCC! stayed "cool" even when it was 95 in the valley
By William Kramer
From: Kemmerer, WY
Apr 13, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Agreed, the crux is the section as you move past the first bolt, nothing but slick rock.

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