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Full Appendage 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Darren Knezek
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on May 26, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: 1 The Ledge 5.4 2 Lead 5.7 3 The Edge 5.9 4 Only W...


A short, juggy route up a slightly overhanging arete. Getting to and clipping the second bolt is probably the crux.

The rock is mostly solid up through the bolts and then broken and chossy past the last bolt to the anchor.


This is the right-most bolted route at The Appendage.


4 bolts to rap anchors. The anchors are quite a ways above the last bolt over some low-angled, chossy rock. Top-roping this is doable but will abrade your rope. Consider extending the anchor with some static rope.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out on the full appendage
Topping out on the full appendage
Rock Climbing Photo: John cruising up the full appendage
John cruising up the full appendage

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By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Dec 11, 2007

Added name and FA info per Darren Knezek.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Mar 25, 2008

I didn't like this climb very much. Maybe I just missed the good holds, but it felt a bit harder than 5.8 to me. The rock isn't that great.
By Jason Lane
From: Provo, UT
Mar 24, 2009

This route will EAT your rope. I suggest topping out and walking off, or extending the anchor by six feet.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jul 17, 2009

nice little quicky
By Dakota Belliston
From: Spanish Fork, UT
Oct 4, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route seams harder then a 5.8 but only if you try to rush through it. There are some really positive holds that alow you to walk up this rock face. Good warm up route ENJOY !!!
By William Kramer
From: Kemmerer, WY
Apr 11, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A very enjoyable route, I agree with previous comments that it should be rated harder, I think a 5.9 would be fitting. The holds are really good, but it seems a little more technical in a section than a 5.8.
By Steven Jones
May 10, 2016

Just did it today. Aside from the anchors being so far back I thought this was a fine 5.8 route. Good, positive holds, a little bit of an overhang, and the more difficult moves are pretty well protected. I thought the rock was fine.
And yes, you're going to want to walk off or rappel on this one. Top roping wouldn't be possible at all unless you want to extend your anchor by about 10 feet. Also worth noting is that theres a kind of weird setup at the anchors. One bolt is about 8 inches higher than the other and there's a chain that connects the two with a rap ring on one end. Using this setup for a rappel was sketchy. Basically just walk off. It's easy enough and won't tear up your rope.

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