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Interrogator 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c PG13 [details]
FA: Jonathan Knight
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Submitted By: jonathan knight on Sep 30, 2010

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Description 

The most approachable of the lines left of the Beckey Rt., it was first attempted, ground up by Chris Harmston back in the 90s. I first worked on it around 7 years ago, adding a couple of bolts while bending blades and beaks in the bottoming quartzite seams. Not wanting to beat it up any further, Noah Bigwood and I finished equipping the pitch from the top down, a couple of years later.

This is definitely one of the more unique and sequential routes out there. Similar to the Beckey Rt., it climbs lines of tilted quartzite fins on a granite slab, but the crack never really opens up. It wears you down with a series of cruxes separated by rests not quite good enough to do more than keep you in the game.



Location 

Just right of "Out of the Question".

Protection 

6 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor plus gear up to a #1 Camalot in general. Specifically, a #4 Peanut is key while brass offsets and micro cams are highly recommended.


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By Ben Folsom
Oct 1, 2010

Nice work Jonathan!!
By mountainsense
Oct 1, 2010

Strong work, Jonathan! At last, the odyssey is over! Now, what? S
By bheller
From: SL UT
Oct 1, 2010

The suggested grade appears to be a violation of the 12+ grading cap? :) Nice work Knight...im sure you're relieved, that's a long hike for a project!
By Jonathan Vickers
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 15, 2016

I had the pleasure of giving this a TR burn the other day. It is an incredible line that I hope to work toward. Even with some bolts, it seems like it remains exciting for over 30 meters of surreal climbing. Following the angling fins is unlike any climbing I have ever done!

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