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Retro'd Hardman 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Randy Kieliszewski, Scott Keller, 2002
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Apr 1, 2010

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not the best pic but since there isnt one.


One of the longest and most solid routes on the wall, Retro'd Hardman climbs a line of varied terrain past numerous bolts and a couple of tricky bulges. A difficult, yet well protected start gets things going, the climbing then eases off and the crux meets the pawing climber at a small roof about 3/4's of the way up. Finish the climb over easier, more relaxed terrain. A tricky set of moves are required to reach the chains.

This retro-fit effort has the most solid rock at the Aguaworld. Besides the start and finish, steady, continuous climbing past well placed bolts make the climbing quite enjoyable.

  • After a long period of neglect, an attempt was made to bring more traffic to this great line. Retro'd Hardman is a re-fit of the older, more scarcely gear protected, route, Resin Hardman (1995).


Retro'd Hardman climbs directly over the older and scarcely protected trad line Resin Hardman. It sits in the middle of the right side (east) wall, one route right of Burn Tough


Sixteen draws for fourteen bolts and an anchor. A few longer draws or slings are nice for reducing drag. 60 meter rope minimum, watch your ends!

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By Riddler
From: Centerville, UT
Apr 6, 2010

I think this route is a blast. Don't waste too much energy on the bouldery start; it's a long route, and the middle section, although easier, can still add up to quite a pump. You might be cursing when the chains are staring you in the face but you can't figure out how to pull the last bulge!

This route takes every foot of a 60m rope to lower/rap. You will definitely want to take the slings mentioned above for some of the mini-roofs.
By Agent Smith
From: West jordan, Utah
Jun 12, 2011

Very Fun route, the crux is a lot of work. Leaves you with a good pump for the last hard moves just below the bolts. Defiantly worth the effort.
By Sam Miller
From: salt lake city, UT
May 2, 2013

Best route on wall!
By ddriver
From: SLC
Oct 14, 2013

Fun route. I didn't read closely enough and wound up doing the old Resin Hardman finish left, which is fun in itself but without gear makes for poor protection for the second. Take a couple tcu's should you choose this finish. The bolt for the straight up finish is not visible until you've committed to pulling that roof.
By Crag Turkey
From: Holladay, UT
Apr 24, 2015

Easy Access, Sustained 5.10 sport climbing on classic big cottonwood quartzite. Rewarding view, cool moves, with a final move that's bound to confuse and frustrate most. I remember struggling to pass the first bolt when I was a very new leader, little did I know how much more I would have been in for had I gotten through the first struggle. Hop on this if you think the climbs over at challenge and the slips are not enough for you anymore.
By Tim G.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 6, 2017

Great Route. Pumpy moves with plenty of no hands rests in between. Both me and my friend ended up skipping the bolt above the roof at the crux 3/4 of the way up. Both of us went up to the right which seams like the natural way to go. After pulling through the roof, I saw the bomber jugs and bolt if you go straight up the roof.

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