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Loading Dock 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Reynolds, Shakib
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Sep 11, 2001

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Past most of the climbs, are 2 bolted routes next to a "waterfall". This is the left-most line. It only climbs well in low runoff. Avoid spring, early summer, and windy south winds, as this will coat the cliff. A tricky start up over 2 mini-roofs. This is followed by easier but not by much face climbing, angling right at the end.


2 bolts up top for the anchors, and 4 draws, **maybe 5 draws. Also bring a runner, as it may be needed.

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By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 21, 2004
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The move through the roofs at the beginning definitely didn't feel like 9+. The only way through I could figure out was climbing on the left and then making a desperate leap to the small ledge just above and right of the first bolt. The climbing eases considerably after the third bolt - its a bit runout but maybe 5.2

Dirty, weird, and discontinuous climb. Worst route at the Industrial Wall by far.
By philfell
From: Olympic Valley, CA
May 20, 2005
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Trickey start, but if you take your time and figure out the sequence it can be done smooth and not any harder than 5.9. But it takes a little to figure it out.
By Jason Billings
From: Draper, UT
Sep 27, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I agree with Andrew that first move is not 5.9. Or maybe it is if you are 6'7" like my partner who was able to do it the right way. I also went left and did the leap of faith. The next move are good up until the runout traverse. The runout isn't bad don't let it scare you.
By DrApnea
From: Wenatchee, WA
Jun 30, 2013

This must have cleaned up quite a bit since the comments above because it was not dirty and had good moves. I thought it was just as good as Hoffa finger. Pulling through the roof is the crux and very different than its brother next door. Felt like 5.9+ to 10-
By Rob Stinogle
Jun 15, 2015

We climbed this twice today to figure out the first move. Went left then clipped the second bolt low, or did the leap of faith. Both were a bit sketch.

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