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Linda's Way 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Eric Odenthal on Apr 18, 2012

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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 >>>


This route is right located right of Freezer Burn. Start by climbing off the right end of the shelf to a cam placement before clipping the first bolt ( I had my belayer on the ground down below for this), then follow the next bolt up and left to two more bolts and up thin cracks to a crux move gaining the arete where a bolt is found. Follow big holds to the anchor above.


50 feet right of Freezer Burn. Freezer burn starts with two bolts on the right trending shelf above the trail.


4 bolts, singles of 00 tcu-#1 camalot, stoppers couldn't hurt.

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By Greg D
From: Here
May 14, 2012

This route has a plaque under it calling it Linda's Way 5.9. It appears that the bolter placed the highest bolt on this route right in the middle of the final 20 feet of Pork Soda which I came upon while climbing Pork Soda which I have climbed many times several years ago as well as today. The new line leads right to the existing anchor of Pork Soda which is fine but to place a bolt right in the middle of a long time existing route is unacceptable. Please remove it and reinstall it out of reach of a long time existing route.
By budman
From: Moab,UT
Sep 6, 2012

Sorry about the bolt Greg, it has since been moved and then removed all together. When I first climbed Pork Soda I exited right at the top of the crack along some face holds and via a chossy ramp to gain 2 older bolts to the right and moved back left to the anchor. Later I led it straight up, placed a bolt to protect the face which has a bit of choss. On the head wall of Linda's Way the crack had some rotten flakes in the crack but I was able to step right and clip the bolt on the upper slab of Pork Soda. Recently I led Linda's Way, cleaned the rotten flakes on lead and was able to lead the top on gear. So no more bolt.

The 2 older bolts right of Pork Soda actually belong to a climb between A Good Day to Die and Pork Soda. Name unknown and the only things I know for sure is there was a single bolt on the ledge for the belay, which there are now 2, and a fixed stopper at the roof. I cleaned the death blocks above the belay and some of the choss on the lower face. The flake is fragile so be careful. Felt about 9+ or 10-. Ends at the same anchor as Linda's Way and Pork Soda. Oh yeh, I gave it the name Diary of a Fixed Stopper.

I rate Linda's way about 10b with the new finish.
By Crag Turkey
From: Holladay, UT
Jun 2, 2015

A little tricky moving past the first bolt, then pretty cruiser to the thin top out. Nice to have a #3 camalot for the pod before the thin stuff, then .3-.1 if you want to sew it up to the top. Forces you to commit on the last move.

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