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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Drew Gedford and Ron George, 1988
Season: not the heat of summer
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Submitted By: tenesmus on May 16, 2008

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One of the few easier warmups for the area. Well protected undercling that meets up with the best part of Bloodsport


Between Snowflakes and Blooddrive/Bloodsport. About 30 feet uphill of Bloodline.


Standard trad rack. Assorted gear and a few long runners. Look for a two bolt belay up and right from where the crack reaches a nice ledge.

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Nov 2, 2013

A BD #5 protects the crux well. Fun
By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
Nov 29, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

Found this route to be a one-move wonder. Although you can get two cams in at the very start of the undercling, you're still in ankle tweaking territory until your feet get established 5 feet off the ledge.

Once you're on the diorite, it's a cake walk past there.
By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 6, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Definitely a PG13 route. A fall at the start (the crux) could be rough. Wished I had some offset cams for the start. Once the crux is over the route is 5.7/5.8 for the remainder. Very fun and worthwhile though.

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