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Sand Stoner Reverse 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Todd Perkins, Casey Anderson
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Feb 7, 2010

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A panicky second clip on my first 5.12a redpoint.


A name such as this implies a few things.....for me, it says Saint George isn't as stale as it appears?

Bolted with the drill in reverse, Sand Stoner Reverse has the potential for some nice whippers. Smooth and potent, this overhung scoop has some of the best climbing at the gap. Requiring thought, this route isn't as dumb as it sounds. A combination of finding proper body position and a need to milk the rests will keep the aspiring climber from getting too high too fast. Big powerful moves connect good holds to great holds, plan out your sequence so you don't get burnt out.

Smoking hot! this route is better than it looks.


Sand Stoner Reverse is in the bowl at the entrance of the gap. It is the first route on the left, north facing side across from Puppet Strings.


Five bolts to an anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sand Stoner Reverse Topo Photo.
BETA PHOTO: Sand Stoner Reverse Topo Photo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun jugs most of the way
Fun jugs most of the way
Rock Climbing Photo: Feeling the burn
Feeling the burn
Rock Climbing Photo: almost there......
almost there......
Rock Climbing Photo: Kara topping out
Kara topping out

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By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Mar 7, 2011

Best climb at the gap. Very doable for the aspiring 12a climber.
By jason gerrard
From: springville, utah
Mar 27, 2011

This is definitely in my top favorite climbs. If you like reachy jugs you will love this! The first 5 or so moves are tough but it's a nice ride after that.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sitting at the top
Sitting at the top
By KipHenrie
From: Farmington, utah
Mar 9, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Its an in your face frenzy. Get on this and you'll see where you're at on the endurance meter. Loved it.
By Nathan Marsh
From: st. george utah
May 8, 2012

kip is absolutely right. first time on this and i loved great hold after great hold... way fun moves to get you up.. the only thing that stopped me was my lack of endurance... i need to get in shape, this one is fun, not too difficult to piece the moves but will test your endurance!
By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Oct 5, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Because this is north-facing, it is super nice on a fall day, or early morning in the summer. The belay area is awesome, and the features on the rock are just plain beautiful. It is bolted really well, and all the falls are clean. I would say that the technical crux is the first few moves, but there isn't anything here that is too hard by itself. Stringing it all together... that's something else.
By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
May 15, 2017
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This has recently been re-bolted with glue-ins. Thanks to Todd Perkins for his vision and hard work on this line.

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