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YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: FFA: Ruckmans, 1983
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Submitted By: Dave Budge on Aug 23, 2007

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Nice rest after the roof


Tricky crux start protected by wireds or small TCUs.


Obvious slanting crack rising from the creekbed on the N-facing aspect of the Cathedral.


Standard rack with small stuff for the start.

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By Mark D Evans
From: Sandy, UT
Jun 13, 2008
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I personally felt like this was harder than the grade. The cruxy start felt more like 11c or d. I also felt like the climb to the left of this one was harder than it's grade. (Aftershock, 10c)

Although this could be because I'm only 5'6", but the people I was with also felt they were both a bit hard.
By Ben Folsom
Jul 26, 2008
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Good route, pretty much a boulder problem start to easier (but interesting) climbing for the remainder of the route.
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Jul 18, 2013
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

11a my arse! bring a bouldering pad for the start cause you aren't going to get gear in till 15 feet up when you can finally get to a stance. The start is devoid of feet and gear is tricky to place and blocks your best finger locks. Punch it to the roundy jug out left and have a .3 handy.
By Derrick W
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 3, 2014
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

This hard for 11a, with the crux right off the deck and no real chance to plug gear until you're through it. After pulling halfway through the crux and jumping off twice, I slotted a nut using a stick to protect the moves off the deck.
By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
May 29, 2017


Minus points for the hiking gumbies who will walk right through your stuff as you attempt to make upward progress.

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