REI Community
Primal Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Caveman S,TR 
Primal S 

Primal 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Buck Shearouse, Marcus Floyd
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 109
Submitted By: Marcus Floyd on Dec 11, 2016

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
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: Side View (steep slab)

Description 

Primal is a well protected, warmup, sport route that provides a nice crux near the top. The short, lower slab requires a series of easy smears to gain access to the vertical face and first bolt. Easy 5.6 - 5.7 climbing provides good holds for making chest high clips. Then, towards the top, the 5.8 crux forces the use of some balance and smaller vertical edges, below the last bolt, then small feet, slopers, and a high step to gain the rap anchors, at the last 5.9 crux, just above the last bolt.

Location 

Start on the lower slab and head up to the first bolt on the vertical rock face. Follow the line of bolts to the top.

Protection 

Quickdraws with a two bolt chain anchors (optional small cam placement before first bolt)


Photos of Primal Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Below the crux
BETA PHOTO: Below the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: At the forth bolt
BETA PHOTO: At the forth bolt
Rock Climbing Photo: At the first bolt
BETA PHOTO: At the first bolt
Rock Climbing Photo: Buck Shearouse taking the first free ascent of thi...
BETA PHOTO: Buck Shearouse taking the first free ascent of thi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Primal, as seen from half way up Cavemen
BETA PHOTO: Primal, as seen from half way up Cavemen
Rock Climbing Photo: Caveman 5.9
BETA PHOTO: Caveman 5.9
Rock Climbing Photo: At the third bolt
BETA PHOTO: At the third bolt

Comments on Primal Add Comment
Show which comments
By Marcus Floyd
Administrator
From: columbia, mo
Dec 23, 2016

Feel free to take a large brush or small broom to brush off the lower slab.

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