REI Community
The Schoolyard
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Adigha S 
Flight Days S 
Grand Avenue S 
Habibi's Pony Resort S 
MK S 
Unknown 5.11 S 

MK 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tambi & Daiva Katieb
Page Views: 211
Submitted By: Shadrock on Jun 27, 2016

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (6)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: A sign that was nestled at the base of the climb a...

Description 

The crux is definitely down low and seemed way hard for the grade. The 3rd clip seems weirdly placed and may have groundfall potential. The painted sign at the bottom listed this as a 5.9, which jived with the new Western Sloper guide available from Wolverine. Maybe I'm just super weak.

Location 

This is almost immediately to the left of where the climber's trail meets The Schoolyard wall.

Protection 

Draws and a two-bolt anchor shared with Grand Avenue.


Photos of MK Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Our rope hung on MK. The crux was between the 1st ...
BETA PHOTO: Our rope hung on MK. The crux was between the 1st ...

Comments on MK Add Comment
Show which comments
By James Hicks
From: Grand Junction, CO
Aug 22, 2016
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

I am not sure if I read this route wrong or what, but I can't find a way that this thing is 5.9. It felt a solid grade harder to me, and the bolting is not great. The 5.10s in the area all felt cruiser compared to the start of this thing. Not really worth the effort to climb it IMO when there are so many other better routes nearby.
By Jeremy Vimmerstedt
From: Gypsum, Colorado
Sep 12, 2016

I agree with the thought that this was WAY harder than 5.9 at the bottom and that the 5.10's in the area were easier and funner than this one.
By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Jul 27, 2017
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

Felt like 10b with groundfall potential until the third clip. Still fun though. (Less exciting options would be stick clip or TR off anchors for Grand Ave.)

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About