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Hypothetical Route 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: E. Wisheropp
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Evan Wisheropp on May 1, 2017

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Hypothetical Route

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


A short route on the Merrimac to serve as a good warm up for the longer routes nearby, or a good second route if you drove all the way out there for just Without A Net and are hoping to do an extra pitch. It got the name because I climbed it one day hoping to find an anchor hidden somewhere up there. Not finding one, I down climbed the pitch. The route was good fun, hypothetically. A week later we decided it was worth doing again and added an anchor, 4.75" SS Five-piece.

Good hands lead to a funky chimney entrance. Walk a #6 as high as you can as you move up the chimney. Place a #5 and pull out into the layback, or offwidth if you want to practice calf locks out a roof.


100 yards left of Without A Net on a north facing wall.


3-6", two #5s

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By rkrum
From: Colorado or somewhere else
2 days ago

I would be curious to know what the thought process was when someone took it upon themselves to replace/relocate the anchor on this route. The new placement is, well, suboptimal at best. The old location seemed to work just fine.
By Evan Wisheropp
1 day ago

Odd, I'm curious where it is now...?

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