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YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Darren Knezek
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Jul 17, 2007

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If only the rest of the limestone in the canyon co...


A mostly vertical to slightly overhanging limestone climb on crimps and jugs, including a few sidepull/undercling jugs that make it interesting. The angle eases after the fourth bolt. Overall a fun climb.


Third route from the left on the east-most part of the Hidden Wall.


5 bolts to chains. The first bolt can be clipped from the ground so it isn't particularly useful.

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Rock Climbing Photo: 1 The Hidden 5.10c 2 .44 Caliber Killer 5.11b 3 Me...
BETA PHOTO: 1 The Hidden 5.10c 2 .44 Caliber Killer 5.11b 3 Me...
Rock Climbing Photo: A picture showing metal, look for a gently left le...
A picture showing metal, look for a gently left le...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jonny Wilson belayed by Christian Burrell on Metal...
Jonny Wilson belayed by Christian Burrell on Metal...
Rock Climbing Photo: Setting the third clip.
Setting the third clip.
Rock Climbing Photo: First move on the route, Thin edge at the beginnin...
First move on the route, Thin edge at the beginnin...

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By jtwalter
From: Orem, UT
Jul 17, 2007

This is a pretty fun route. While it's a bit stiff, the moves are fun and it's not a straight forward jug haul. This route has side pulls, gastons, crimps, smears and even a mantle, all in 5 bolts. The only thing it's missing is a killer pocket. IMO this route is more fun than The Hidden, the 10c to the left, and not that much more difficult.
By Andy VanHouten
From: Park City, UT
May 21, 2008

starts left, works right into first bolt, super fun...uber fun route all the way up
By Bad Sock Puppet
Aug 26, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

As soon as you climb to the upper part of hidden wall this route catches your eye. I don't think it starts left as Andy said, but I could be wrong....went up straight just fine. Not sure where the crux is if there is one. Great route with lots of sidepulls, gastons, and underclings. I'm not sure if the route curves left to get the last bolt on 44 cal. killer before going to the chains, but even if you keep going straight up (small runout) the route stays good.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Oct 30, 2008

All the routes have their own holds mostly. Stay a bit to the right except maybe the last little bit. I see people bailing off ".44 C.K." into the upper flake of "Metal" all the time and then getting all excited that they sent ".44 CK."
But all the routes on this part are separate (like eliminate boulder problems).
By Thomas Holmes
From: Utah
Jan 22, 2012
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

My favorite 10d in the canyon. love the movement.
By Tanner Bishoff
From: provo,ut
Aug 7, 2012
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I can not say enough good things about this climb. Great rock, cool moves on interesting holds, and it is almost always in the shade. I don't know why more people haven't ticked this
By Darren Knezek
Aug 8, 2012

I had a friend that wanted to watch me bolt a route. We walked up the canyon to find a wall to bolt. You couldn't see this wall from the road because of all the trees. I hiked behind the trees and got psyched!

I soloed up the ramp to the left of the climbs and bolted both The Hidden as well as Metal. My friend belayed me while I redpointed both climbs. The climbs had such good rock that a bolt could be placed anywhere. Soloing up, bolting the climbs, and then redpointing them took exactly one hour!
I then belayed my friend while he sent both routes as well.

I had just watched a horror film called, "The Hidden." In the movie he listened to Heavy Metal music a lot. The fact that the wall was hidden from the trail by the trees and I was placing metal into the cliff reminded me of the movie and gave me the names of both climbs.

Years later an avalanche took out most of the trees and the wall is no longer hidden from view.
All the climbs have horror movie like names.
By Vanessa Fabian
From: Twin Falls, ID
Sep 20, 2012

Really didn't like it. Don't think it deserves 3 stars... the move with the first left hand crimp and right gaston to a jug thats hard to reach if youre short or dont have a great core.
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Sep 20, 2012

Get a great core?
By brodysmith
Sep 15, 2014

One of the best climbs I have been on in Utah. The route's first two bolts are super easy to clip. clipping the third bolt is the only hard part on the route, but only mentally. The movements on the route are intoxicating! the moves are hard, but not to hard. It is committing but not to committing. There is a unbelievable flowing motion from the third to forth bolt that is to die for. it follows a unreal rail like feature that will be addicting to you. a must do.

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