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Root Down 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Paul Tusting, Chris Harmston 7/21/02
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Sep 21, 2010

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Buddy about to tackle the roof on Root Down.

Located in a National Forest Fee Area MORE INFO >>>


1. Climb up a small crack.
2. Pull roof.
3. Rinse and Repeat.

Thats all it takes to climb Root Down. Some crux-ish climbing follows a small to medium crack through a series of two roof systems.
Finish at a two bolt anchor.

Short-lived, this is a worthty crack and a real fun line.
Good gear, good moves, good for you!


Obvious roof route on the right side of the Lower Moore Wall. Visible chain anchor.


A light single rack or cams and some stoppers.

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Jul 24, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fun thuggy moves through intimidating roofs that turn out to be littered with jugs. Too bad it isn't longer but still a great warm-up for the area if you're dragging a rack up there.
Gear up to a #2.
By Mattberr Berrett
From: utah
Jun 30, 2013

Very fun route with jugs everywhere. The gear is straightforward, and the grade seems more like 5.8 to me.
By Thaddeus VanDenBerghe
From: Salt Lake Sizzle, Utah
Aug 15, 2016

Pretty fun and obvious to TR the arete. Nice to squeeze out some more mileage on this wall

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