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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: Clay Watson, Drew Bedford 4/2014
New Route: Yes
Season: Srping/Fall
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Submitted By: drewford on Nov 15, 2015

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P1 - Climb the first pitch of The Ripping Wall, just left of Sidewinder. 5.8, 80'

P2 - traverse west across slabs to join a line of left- leaning cracks, then up to a short finger and hand crack to a 2-bolt belay at the bottom of Wild Things. 5.8. 60’.

P3 - Climb the obvious left-sweeping ramp to the left of Wild Things on small cams and nuts to a hand-sized piece or two as the face arcs right and into a short easy chimney. At the top of the chimney, place a directional and walk 15 feet down and left to the belay for the Flakes. 5.6 PG-13. 60’

This is a quick way to access The Flakes.


Rappel with a 70m rope.


Standard double rack to 2.5"

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By tenesmus
Jun 14, 2016

This might be the quickest and easiest way to the top of the Flakes.
By Greg Gavin
From: SLC, UT
May 1, 2017

Not a bad route, but not great. Discontinuous features with the odd move thrown in there to keep you honest. Might clean up with more traffic, but not likely. Would recommend to those who've climbed everything else or want a quick approach to the Flakes or Wildthings.

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