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Ignorance Is Bliss 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: BBn DBrn
New Route: Yes
Season: spring or fall
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Submitted By: brian benedon on Oct 26, 2013

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ISB Pinnacle


North facing groove to seam, wraps around south side and up


This route is literally right on the trail, a short distance passed the turn off to the Finger. We climbed this thing in maybe 1991 with a rack purchased at a yard sale. I have no idea how hard it is, but I remember running to the top off of a small RP.
My partner rapped off of my waist, then I rapped off of his waist down the other side of the Pinnacle.
I heard that an anchor has been added.


standard rack with RP's

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By brian benedon
Oct 26, 2013

We had planned to climb the Finger, but missed the turn off. We continued up the trail, then stopped to wait for a friend. I spotted this formation and jumped on it with absolutely no clue about what I was doing, or how to get back down.I had not been climbing long enough to give it a rating, and I have not been back. 5.7 is just a guess.

We recently were hiking in the area and I snapped these pics. I heard that it had been climbed recently by Eric and Andy.
By eMurdock
From: Tucson, Arizona
Nov 2, 2013

I didn't think it was an FA when Andy and I did it a couple years ago but it felt like it. This route has really good, Windy Point style rock and a spicy finish. Hand drilled a bolt at the top and I think we left a fixed nut perhaps. Way harder than 5.7 IMO. Good runout on a small, TCU. We also TRd the hard face to the left. Also, behind that tower, Andy and I did 2 or 3 other routes. One was a really good offwidth/handcrack. Another was a 2 pitch route with a 5.9ish first pitch that needed some cleaning and a 2nd pitch that we could not free - hard overhanging offwidth. We had a great day of climbing.

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