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Manifest Destiny 

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

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 600'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Bradley & Mayrose, 1965
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jul 21, 2001

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Manifest Destiny is located on the Left Book. The route I will describe is a variation to the original line.

P1. Start about 10 feet to the 2 cracks left of White Whale . Aim for a lieback flake on a raised pillar and belay at the ledge. The original line (3 cracks left of White Whale ) takes the large left-facing dihedral just to the left.

P2. Climb the right facing dihedral on the left with a knobby face. Turn the roof and traverse 10 feet to the left. Head up the runout face (5.6) and join a right-facing lieback flake that is tough to see from below. Belay where the 5.5 fist crack on "The Dog" joins your line.

P3. Either finish with the last pitch of "The Dog" or "White Whale ".

P4. addendum: left-facing dihedral just left of P4 of White Whale .

Descent: follow a trail to the left which leads you to the base of the climb.


Pro to 3.5 inches.

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By Ross Swanson
From: Pinewood Springs
Oct 15, 2001

It was fun.
By Anonymous Coward
Oct 15, 2001

Great begining trad route, very easy, not much skill required. Very fun. Great with a guide.
By jeff mcnair
Apr 13, 2002

Nice. The little corner that begins the second pitch is quite fun. Not particularly difficult, but just makes you glad you're not at work. I used mostly stoppers, because they just placed so well in many spots. The only section with any lack of pro is just above the roof on the second pitch (see photo below).
By Gary Schmidt
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 19, 2005

Good alternative if White Whale is plugged up. Climbing gets better as you get higher.
By craggin carl
Aug 2, 2005

Not really sure where this route goes, I had [Rossiter's] topo, and got a little off route, Might have done FA variations. Good climbing with interesting moves
By Sorden
From: inside the Bubble, Colorado
Jul 3, 2008

With more than 15ft of runout on the face above the P2 roof I would have to give this route a "serious" or "R" rating. True, it's easy enough (5.6ish) but, this section is devoid of pro. Therefore, despite the grade, I wouldn't recommend it for the novice leaders. You can also bail way left (about 30ft) and finish via the last two RF dihedrals on "Cottontail," which is the best part of that climb and definitely fun 5.6. One last warning: The top boulder on the first belay ledge should not be stood upon. If you stand on the outer end of this block it will teeter forward and you WILL kill your belayer and everyone unlucky enough to be grouped at the bottom of the route. I chalked it with an "X" in late June 2008.
By Noah Pittard
From: denver,CO
Aug 21, 2011

As of 8/19/2011, the boulder referenced at the top of P1 is still there and as described above.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Sep 14, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Manifest Cottontails is a good link-up.
By brucelacroix
From: Carson City, NV.
Jun 21, 2016

Did the Manifest to Cottontail link up today. Best route on the wall so far. Two, 190' pitches.

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