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Idaho Fall Route 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Idaho Falls Mountaineering Club
Season: Spring Summer Fall
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Submitted By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Jul 29, 2007

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Description 

This is labelled as it was the probably route of the first ascent. The spire was climbed via a bolt ladder on Mental Hopscotch and then this crack from the ledge to the summit.
Its actually a short little pitch and could be linked with one of the routes below with good rope management. The anchor on the summit is set up to send you down the southwest face.

Location 

From the ledge above the north face

Protection 

A few pieces of various sizes... perhaps a had size cam and a few smaller ones would suffice.


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By Neil Johnson
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 3, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The super short flake before the summit was really fun! I only wish it was longer. As far as protection goes, there is a junky old pin at the base of where the second pitch really starts, its probably not even worth clipping. Then you pass a bolt, and shortly after the bolt there is another old pin. 5 or 6 more feet and you're on the summit. If you are comfortable leading any of the lower pitches, this will feel adequately protected.

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