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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Menendez and Gallagher
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Submitted By: Adam Berger on Aug 14, 2008

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Lee cruising the middle section.


This route starts with some fingers and hands then fists at the top. The crux, especially if you are short or have small hands, is getting yourself into the top section. It's wide and flaring for a move or two, then there's great fist jams and face/arete features.

If I have the wrong name with this route, let me know and I'll change it.


This route is located to the east of the main area. If you walk along the base to the east and look up, this will be the first set of anchors that you come to.


Standard rack. There are two bolts at the top with quick links. There are also two more bolts with chains at the very top, set back 3 or 4 feet. With a two 4 foot runners you can set up an easy top rope. There is a fixed #0 TCU about 1/3 height.

Photos of Marry Me, Becky Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark and Thom on MMB.
Mark and Thom on MMB.
Rock Climbing Photo: On the ledge below the crux slot.
On the ledge below the crux slot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Just passing the fixed #0 Metolius cam, route is f...
Just passing the fixed #0 Metolius cam, route is f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Above the first ledge, midway up.
Above the first ledge, midway up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Just after the difficult opening moves.
Just after the difficult opening moves.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on the upper portion of Marry Me.
Climber on the upper portion of Marry Me.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lyn leading Marry Me Becky on the section just bel...
BETA PHOTO: Lyn leading Marry Me Becky on the section just bel...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mary Me Becky.
BETA PHOTO: Mary Me Becky.

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By Wayne Crill
From: an Altered State
Jan 12, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Yes, the name is correct, although I believe the FA is Gallagher, or maybe Gallagher/Menendez?

The route name comes from when we were all putting up these routes, we'd never see anyone except the occasional rock hound. One day we saw that someone had spelled marry me becky out with the quarried RR rocks near the edge of the hill (probably still somewhat remains). We lauged about it but 2 hrs later as Kevin was leading the FA on this route a young man came up over the hill at the message, then looked surprised and maybe upset over at our posse. Then a woman arrived, and the young lover went down on one knee, we watched with dutiful attention, just out of ear shot, and when the bottle of wine was brought out of the knapsack we clapped and cheered and the rest is history.
By mikejohnson1 Johnson
From: Essex Junction, VT
Apr 17, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

If this is a 5.10-, Supercrack is a 5.8.
By Lyn
From: Boulder, CO
May 12, 2009

Great route. I highly recommend a minimum of 2 blue Camalots (#3) for the upper half of climb- it's a perfect fit in the lower off-width section and can also be useful in upper part as well. You can also get a #4 higher in the off width but wouldn't need if you had more blues.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Dec 22, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I agree that two #3 Camalots is the minimum. It would be much more comforting to have three. If you have average-size, man hands, the jams at the crux are big hands, not fist-sized.
By Wayne Crill
From: an Altered State
Feb 16, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I agree with Greg, I think Short Tour is more 10- than 9+ and MMB is more 9+ than 10-. With three cruxy sections, the hardest technically is possibly the start.
By butlerbt
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 25, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Not a bad route at all. Fun flair climbing up high. Only bummer is the 1st crux is right off the ground, and the higher crux is right off a ledge.
By evan h
From: Denver, CO
Nov 1, 2013

There is a loose, toaster-sized block at the top of the twin cracks section, on the right side. A small crack has formed, and I felt it flex when I grabbed it. I marked an "x" with chalk, but be careful. That's not one you want to send down, and it's an inviting jug.
By B. Smith
From: Denver, CO
Dec 12, 2016

I climbed this today and had a good time. Two #3s are sufficient for the top. Watch for loose rocks on the ledge below the wide section.

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When the crack up top seems to be getting tough, there is a jug or two that can be utilized to finish the route.

Have fun!

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