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Sin Nombre 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: tenesmus on Oct 19, 2006

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Jam the finger and off finger crack up to the two piton anchor. The second pitch could be combined with the first and both pitches eat up the medium sized nuts. Nice, stout grade and the best route on this wall by a long shot!


Start in the crack 10 or 15' right of Check Point Charlie or two cracks right of the Bee Pitch. This one diaganols at a different angle than the others and starts just before the gap in the cliffs as you cross over to Perserverence Bulge.


Loads of medium nuts (especially the offsets), TCU's through #3 camalot, runners. Its kinda fun to dust off the tricams too.

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By Michael Buchanan
Apr 26, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Awesome route. Crux is at the bottom then around 5.7 to 5.8- after that. Sweeeet route.
By Tryhard Scoville
From: Sandy, UT
Jun 19, 2010

Descent: Rap off of foul play anchors with a 70m, or see descent beta for Perseverance Bulge Crack for other options.
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Jul 12, 2011

Fun route, nothing too special but its quite long which makes it worthwhile. Lower off some spectacularly bomber equalized bong pitons up in the cave that the route naturally climbs to. No need to traverse to foul play unless you do the 2nd pitch. We had a 70m and it was plenty of rope.
By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 5, 2014

I left a sling and biner on the upper piton in the cave. That anchor is a disaster waiting to happen. This is a climb that really would benefit from a real anchor.
By Ball
From: Oakridge, OR
Oct 20, 2014

Did both pitches in one. I knocked down a 50lb+ rock off the deck, revealing some nice hand holds underneath (according to my friend).

Not sure why any routes on this wall get any stars.
By Ball
From: Oakridge, OR
Oct 20, 2014

With regards to anchors, I found them pretty easy to make using tricams. No need for bolted anchors; it's a wall of choss anyway, so you may as well get in the full spirit
By Crag Turkey
From: Holladay, UT
Apr 28, 2015

Best route on the wall. This is a great climb for those looking to break into 5.9 Trad leads. Start is the business, but the rest is cruiser. The second pitch was well worth it, however I opted to down climb it. I'd recommend running it as one pitch, just be ready to adventure down to the fowl play anchors. Also, the webbing was looking pretty old, I would bring a knife and new webbing if I were to do it again. I would say no to bolting any anchors as I enjoy having the area to myself, plus you wanted an adventure right? I should mention that I encountered a bat in the crack just below the old rusty piton. I initially thought it was old black nylon stuffed into the crack until I noticed it was breathing. Crazy cool.
By Mulch
From: SLC, Utah
Aug 5, 2017
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Followed this today and felt the route was pretty sustained throughout the entire climb. Perseverance bulge Crack is definitely WAY easier IMO. Also watch out for the Hornets nest about 40' up the climb. My buddy almost decided to take a whipper after being stung on the neck 3 times. Stay as far left on the crack as possible once you get up to around that height.

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