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Fruit Filling 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Doug Colwell
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jun 20, 2004

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This is a 3rd pitch variation to Fruit Pie 5.8. The crux is the face climbing before the crack. The crack climbing is in the 5.8-5.9 range and leads to the top. Gear may be needed for the top. Rap Zinger with one rope to get down. An enjoyable route with some loose rock on easy terrian.


Draws and a light rack to 1.5"

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By Mike Roghaar
Apr 3, 2010

Small to medium cams and nuts for the top crack. Very fun curving finger crack.
By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 17, 2012

Very enjoyable route requiring both smear climbing technique (crux)followed by some very fun crack climbing taking finger sized gear. Belay off some cams at the top. Your belayer can then traverse/downclimb to a nearby pair of bolts that you can rap off with a single rope.
From: Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho
May 22, 2016

Way cool third pitch of Fruit Pie. If the first/second pitch is crowded (usually is with top ropers because of it's excellent little staging area), you can climb the first pitches of Zinger and move right.

Edit: just found out that there is a new supposed 5.7 route just left of Fruit Pie that goes to the second bolt belay of Fruit Pie - so another alternate way to get up to the start of Fruit Filling.

The third pitch (here listed as a separate route called Fruit Filling) is fun and totally worth doing. The little finger crack is actually exposed and steep. A couple of mid sized cams for the belay on top. Walk north for a variety of rap choices depending on parties below. The last anchor (just before you can downclimb) think the name is 'Two Bits'?? (just north of Honeymoon in Almo) and seems to work with one 70 for a single rap placing you right at the apex of the Hostess Gully col.

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