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Route of All Evil 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: sfotex on Oct 28, 2007

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Pitch three- slightly better than it looks... mayb...

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Dirty chimney and offwidth. This is the obvious corner system that goes under the large roof on the left side. If you like the great chockstone on Crescent buttress this might be the route for you. Still, not a 'bad' route if you know what you're getting into.


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Triznut hangin out at the first belay.

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By Craig Martin
From: Park City
Oct 29, 2007
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Four pitches of chimneys and offwidths, what's not to like? Probably not worth a trip to Bells, but a worthwhile outing if in the area.
By Brian in SLC
From: Sandy, Utah
Oct 29, 2007

Great route, especially for the grade. Worthy of a trip into Bells by itself, IMHO.
By triznuty
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 29, 2007
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I agree with Brian... It's worth the trip by itself... Just make sure you tail your pack. Or better yet, don't take a pack at all. The final pitch--coming out the roof has sweet exposure and moves!
By TobinPetty
From: Nampa, ID
Oct 29, 2007

Did this route a few years ago and despite the offwidth nature of the route I had a great time. Excellent positions and exposure on the final pitch. I dropped my helmet at the top and watched it roll into the abyss so if you find a red Edelrid consider it a gift. I also thought this climb was a great experience- get on it!
By CodyE
From: Utah
Oct 31, 2007

Found your helmet at the top of the second pitch! I would offer to return it, but my partner has it and I couldn't tell you where she is now!
By TobinPetty
From: Nampa, ID
Oct 31, 2007

Outstanding! I hope she can use it, I thought the forces of that fall would have rendered it useless. Thanks for the update, climb safe~
By Arie
From: Smog Lake City, Utah
Aug 22, 2011

Given sfotex’s description, I now know to avoid the Great Chokestone. Pitch two was a bit tight for my jeans- clearly it wasn’t designed for an inflexible lank like me. Pitch three was surprisingly decent and pitch four started off fantastic (wow, the roof!) but quickly devolved into the expected grovel. Despite the heft, a #4 C2 was well appreciated, especially at the roof. Mostly worth the hike.
By Tony Litke
From: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Mar 4, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Maybe it was bad luck, but this climb ended up being one of those Epic's that you'll never forget. One filled with falling boulders, night-descents with dead batteries and one working head light for 3 people, and empty water jugs. 16 hours after hiking up we got back to the car. For this reason, I give the 5.8 rating... Ha! Unforgettable!

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