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Force of Nature 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: JS, JSS, AS, Oct. 2014
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: John Steiger on Apr 19, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Allen in the business, Force of Nature


Force of Nature is the thin crack system right of Call Me Slim. Begin by climbing a slightly right-angling broken crack until possible to step left to blocky face ending on the ledge. If cherry-picking the “best” line, gain the ledge by starting on Slim, but since you probably did Slim to warm up, consider diversifying by taking the start described here. Above the ledge, a small apex roof poses the first difficulty, followed by some thin jamming to face climbing past five bolts (some interspersed gear) to another thin crack heading toward a crack through a roof band. Pull the roof and continue up a 1-inch crack to the chains. Named to memorialize a full day of cleaning.


Approach as for Social Engineering. Lower from chains with fixed biners with a 70 meter rope.


Set of wires and cams to a red Camelot (no. 1); considering doubling up on thin-finger size cams (microcams useful) and taking an extra green Camelot (.75). 70m rope likely mandatory for lowering.

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Jun 1, 2015
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

You can rap this line with a 60 m rope, it will leave you with about nothing to spare. No top roping though, a 70 m would be mandatory.
Fun route with 2 distinct cruxes surrounding a thin section and moderate climbing for the rest.
By Lotapowder
From: Sandy
Aug 13, 2015

Climbs a lot like Weed Killer on JHCOB Wall. Really fun technical climbing with plenty of rests. In the shade all day.
By dirtbagclimber
Sep 30, 2015

Best route in the Wasatch!!
By tenesmus
Sep 30, 2015

My favorite new BCC route in some time. Might be one of the 5 best in the whole canyon. I think its harder than Weedkiller in that it has plenty of rests but isn't as 'resty'. The rock kept me geeking out about the features and seams. Solid 5.11 climbing with great protection and/or nice jugs to get to the bolts. This whole wall is a huge addition to BCC climbing. Great style, unique movement, intriguing features in the rock.

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