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Fork It (HVS) 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Allen Hill, Scott Reynolds, 1981
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Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Mar 12, 2011

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John Widerman laying it back on "Fork It"...


Thin pinky jams from a Chinle band leads to a bigger size. Keep jamming up a widening crack as it gets steeper. You can get a hand in once in a while. When it gets steepest, it gets easier. It can be dirty.


This lies a hundred yards past Big Hands Roof and around the corner. It is the prominent, pale corner.


Blue Metolius. Doubles maybe triples through fingers and #0.75. Doubles #1 and one #2.

Photos of Fork It (HVS) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The plaque.
The plaque.
Rock Climbing Photo: Get up there.
Get up there.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up.
Looking up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stem it.
Stem it.

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By Dustin B
From: Steamboat
Mar 14, 2011
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Used to be a plaque here reading:
"Fork It" HVS (I think that's a British grade).
By adam brink
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 14, 2011

HVS means hard, very severe. Contrary to how it sounds, it translates to somewhere around 5.8 depending on the protection.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Mar 15, 2011

This was climbed in 1981 Scott Reynolds and me. Stoppers only.
By Martin Harris
Apr 11, 2011
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Just wondering if this is a little easier than Rednekk or is it still a lot of baggy fingers?
By slim
Apr 11, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Very difficult to compare to Rednekk. For me, I would say this one might be a fair bit easier. Definitely way easier than Pump Station (I would say close to a number grade easier). This might be due to the fact that the average giraffe on roller skates is a helluva a lot better at liebacking than I am. The crux on Fork It is pretty brief, I usually jam instead of layback. I can kind of see the possibility of doing it on stoppers, at the start, but it would get grim pretty quick....
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
May 24, 2011

I'm not suggesting it was less than grim, Slim. I was 17 years old. Death wasn't much on the radar in those days. Thought I could survive anything.
By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Feb 6, 2012

Anchors have been spruced up. Courtesy of ASCA.