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Pet Semetary 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Ken Trout, 1992
Fixed Hardware: 6 Lead Bolts, 2 Anchor Bolts [details]
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on May 3, 2001

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Pet Semetary is the right hand bolted line in the middle of The Sports Wall in greyish colored rock. Head up the corner system right of the yellow wall that hosts Balkan Dirt Diving for the first clip a - ways off the ground. It is possible to fish in some very small gear, wires are best, before the clip. Take a breath, and shove on for some fun 5.10 climbing up to the small roof at 50 ft. A brief 5.11 section at the roof and a couple of more clips will get you to the anchor. Two stars for the fine stone, fun moves, and nice continuity in the climbing.


QD only was the original way; it is possible to get in a small camming unit or small wires in the corner system prior to the first bolt. The route is 75 feet long and needs 7-8 draws after the start.

Eds. The bolts were replaced (except for the 1st bolt) in 2015 with 1/2" SS bolts. Thanks, Lisa & Dave!

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By Anonymous Coward
Jul 13, 2001

Someone chopped the bolt getting on top of the block. Good mid-sized nut in the corner, however. Easy moves, but still, WTF! -dmm
By Anonymous Coward
Jul 19, 2001

There is only one bolt after the roof; a TCU is gneiss to have when you get pumped....-dmm
By jhump
Jul 23, 2008

Surprisingly good route- much better and harder than it looks. The moves are nicely sustained throughout. Very trad-like climbing. A hidden finger lock takes the sting out of the roof- but it is easy to grope on the jugs and fall off before you find it.
By Jon Zucco
From: Denver, CO
Jan 25, 2009
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Starts with an awkward Eldo-like dihedral with a Table Mesa roof at the crux. Interesting combination.
By Adam Peters
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Dec 18, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Just a warning, but the bolts on this route look a little suspect. Inspect for yourselves.
By George Bracksieck
Dec 5, 2014

Total 6 bolts, including the recently replaced first bolt. The next few bolts are rusted junk. The bolt at the crux looks OK. We toproped.
By Mark E Dixon
From: Sprezzatura, Someday
Dec 8, 2015

Bolts 4 and 5 are getting worse. However, you can get a good large nut above 4 and a good #2 1/2 Friend above 5 (yellow Camalot?).
By Lisa Montgomery
From: Golden, CO
Dec 11, 2015

My husband, Dave, and I replaced the anchors and all lead bolts, except the first one, with 1/2 inch, stainless, 5-piece bolts and stainless hangers. Thanks to the BCC for supplying the hardware. Please consider donating:

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