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Hostess Gully - West Corridor
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It Takes Two 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 220'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Nathan Smith and Sherri Smith
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Submitted By: 46and2 on Jul 17, 2006

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Description 

Excellent route well protected and recommended. A wee-bit hairy getting to the first bolt so be careful and nothing bad about the climb unless you do it on a hot afternoon in the summer!

Location 

This is the fourth climb (from the top) on the right wall in Hostess gully. Begins with some easy slab for only about 7 feet to a small bulge/roof with the first bolt just over the bulge. Do not confuse with "Heaven & Earth" climb to its left.

Protection 

Climb past many bolts to fixed chain anchors on top of both pitches. The first bolt is kinda hard to spot and a little high up. Rappel down "Heaven & Earth" with two ropes, next route to the left and with its own anchors on the very top of the wall.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Bruno on first pitch
Bruno on first pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: LeAnn on the neat upper face on the first pitch of...
LeAnn on the neat upper face on the first pitch of...
Rock Climbing Photo: LeAnn starting It Takes Two.  Could almost place s...
LeAnn starting It Takes Two. Could almost place s...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another shot of first pitch of It Takes Two
Another shot of first pitch of It Takes Two
Rock Climbing Photo: First pitch of It Takes Two!  Great Route
First pitch of It Takes Two! Great Route

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By Bryson Slothower
Jul 19, 2006

This route can be climbed in one pitch with a 60m rope, long slings help with drag. Two single rope rappels down the route will get you safely to the ground. Great climb!
By Carl Rene Pelletier
From: Jackson, Wyoming
Jun 7, 2011

FA: Nathan Smith and Sherri Smith
By Matt Schroer
From: Logan, Utah
Mar 17, 2013

If you lead 5.8, getting to the first bolt is no problem. Climb to it using the "gully" on the right, just below "Piece of Cake (5.7)". If the first bolt is hairy to get to, it means you probably missed the first one and headed for the second - only the tippy top of the first bolt can be seen from the bottom.
By Dan Mathews
Aug 11, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I had trouble figuring out where the route started as the initial bolts are a ways up and hard to see from the ground. The route begins on the right side of the long overhang a few feet off the ground. You can easily protect the roof move by slinging a horn at the roof. The climbing is then very easy up the slab to the first bolt. The second pitch is great.