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Return From the Great Mormon Experience 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Chad Cooper
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Mar 17, 2013

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One of the better routes at the Pond!

Start by stemming over to the first bolt, then proceed up through a few increasingly difficult sections to the technical crux deadpoint. Get a good shake and blast up the route's second half, which is comprised of fun jugs on solid red rock.

There is still a bit of loose rock on the arete at the bottom near the 3rd and 4th bolts that should probably be cleaned off, since it is right above the belayer.

It is possible to set up a TR on this climb-- there's a bolt a few feet above the anchors to which one can clip a long runner so that you can safely climb down to the anchor hooks.


The prominent slightly overhanging long face at the lower pond, just to the left of a gully. #80 in the Karabin guide.


10 quickdraws, hooks at the top.

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By Hugo Almanza
From: Tucson, Arizona
Dec 4, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

One of my favorite routes to date at the pond. It has everything from edging,pinches, and body opposition in one pitch. It seems to be a overlooked gem for the area. Check it out and ride the lightning!
By Tim Heid
From: AZ
Feb 21, 2017
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Woah-- the movement on this climb is seriously amazing. Based on movement, I'd call it my favorite route at the Pond.

The only detractor is how close the other pillar is through the crux. I had to do a long deadpoint into the big hueco all while staring at an easy stem a few feet away. If you stemmed through this section on purpose (which feels natural), the route is maybe still 11ish..?

Probably a 3 star route, but giving it 4 stars to hopefully get more folks on it!

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