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YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: jyount on Jul 29, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Jeff leading Harvest. A great route.

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Some slab, body English, great finger locks, and an offwidth finish sum it up. Harvest would be a classic except for the bushes in the lower crack.
The climb starts in a lower angle V before going vertical in a flared chimney for a move or 2. The crack moves on to the face with the crux above the small roof where rattly fingers lead to a great hand jam and a desperate move (for me) into the offwidth.

Descend from slings around a chockstone.


Far North End on the West face of Window Rock. Look for the V crack with small bushes and the 4" crack finish.


Small to Medium Nuts and small cams(Purple and Green C3s). A #2 Camelot is nice for the pod after the crux. The offwidth protects with .75 Camelot in the back.

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Pulling through the crux
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Getting towards the crux.

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Aug 29, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This route is fricken' awesome, I have no idea why it isn't more popular. Perhaps the bushes in the crack at the bottom chase people away, but outside of that bit of climbing - the rest is superb.

Varied climbing, bomber gear, and stout climbing. Get on it. The crux is pretty dang physical, so get psyched.

Gear - Lots of thin gear (I placed many small to medium nuts) to a #2 or #3 camalot. I placed a #3 camalot (and took a nice whipper on it to :) in the pod, but a #2 would go in as well. Anchor takes either hand size gear or thin gear. No need for any big gear.

The rap anchor is a bit on the sketchy side, but it worked. Slung block. Probably worth adding some slings.
By mountainsense
Sep 16, 2008

a stellar line, climb it in the shade!
By Toby
From: Jackson, WY
May 13, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Sweet climb! Well worth doing even with the bushes in the crack. Great variety of moves. The rock is just a bit dirty but with some traffic would be stellar. As for the sketchy block at the top, we traversed around the left side and rapped off bolts on some 5.6 on the east side.
By Zuke Lackmann
Mar 19, 2010

Incredible! In my opinion, one of the best trad lines at the City. Just a little deciduous at the bottom, but otherwise very clean. This climb has just about everything you could ask for - jungly liebacking, a few easy chimney moves, insecure fingers through a small alcove/roof, great hand jams, and just a little offwidth to finish it up. I'm not sure you'd need big gear for the offwidth at the top. I was able to slot a big stopper at the bottom of the offwidth.
By Jclimb
From: Moab, UT
Aug 22, 2010

I don't think big gear is needed up top, either. If you brought it, you could probably use it, but really I don't think anything larger than a green camalot is needed for the route (could be useful for an anchor on top, though?). I'd bring small to medium stoppers, doubles or triples through fingers, a couple purple & green camalots, & runners. Rap slings are up the slab to the left. Felt nice & stout for the grade.
By Lucas Barth
From: Devils Tower, WY
Sep 23, 2010

I wouldn't really call it ofwidth at the top. By that point you have two great face jugs to pull on. No offwidth technique neccessary. Awesome route.
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
May 16, 2011

This route's crux is pretty burly. I found it more difficult than any single move on Singapore or Tiny Town. Two fixed nuts as of 5/16/11 in pretty convenient places. Hard to place the #2 camalot when your hand is in the pod.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 5, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

On 6/3/11, I sure didn't like the looks of the block all the anchor slings were slung around (the block wiggled a bit) so we slung a *much* larger block off to the left and used the biner from the "fixed" nut at the crux and an old locker of mine on the new anchor sling. Booty it if you want but definitely check out the old anchor block first--it's sketchy.
By Kevin Volkening
Jun 6, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Onsighted Terror but had major problems on this one... Suggest more like 11a
By camhead
From: Vandalia, Appalachia
Jul 21, 2011

Great route; its single crux move just below the pod felt like solid 11a to me. Definitely one of the best cracks in the City.
By Ty Gregory
From: Salt Lake City
Jun 9, 2012

HB #8 OS in the pocket. - we're not sport climbing here.
By Mark SLC
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 26, 2012
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

One of the best and hardest 10ds at the city. And most folks will probably find the crux pretty tough at the grade. Outstanding.

There's an old metolius cam in the lower section of the upper crack. Got it to move but probably would need a second tool to clean it.
By Alec LaLonde
Oct 20, 2014
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Would be four stars except for the jungly start. Everything up to the crux bulge is surprisingly moderate, but that thing is burly and very sequential. A healthy sandbag at 10d.
By mollybolly
From: San Francisco, CA
Oct 27, 2015

FYI rappel cord on the anchor is looking pretty old, bring ~25 ft of cord to replace.
By Jordan Gilbert
From: Logan, UT
Apr 4, 2016
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Replaced cord at the anchor on 4/3/16. Sandbag! The crux is tough and the whole thing is steeper than it looks from the ground. Awesome route!

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