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Six Pence 

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

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Eric Jacobsen on Aug 8, 2001  with updates from Chris5

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Tyson showing his smearing skills on Six Pence.


Begins at the top of a talus slope, just to the left of Bolt Route and several hundred feet west (right) of Goodro's Wall and Six Appeal. Bolts angle up to the right with fun moves on various size edges. Stay left near the top to make it more challenging. Careful on the descent as you are lowered into a chasm (watch your head)!


6 bolts with two chains on top for anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: route heads just to the left of a deep (wide) crac...
BETA PHOTO: route heads just to the left of a deep (wide) crac...
Rock Climbing Photo: My brother looking down on me from the top.
My brother looking down on me from the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: Trinity looking good on one of her first leads.
Trinity looking good on one of her first leads.

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By Nikki Whye
Sep 29, 2001

I loved this climb! Cool breezes and a spectacular view. It was the perfect amount of challenge for me, as I am still not fond of ANY overhang and still in LOVE with BIG hand and foot holds!! Definitely a good one for me to trust my feet and make the move without knowing what's ahead!
By Mason
Jun 27, 2003

Nice climb. My only complaint about it is that when you lower you end up going ito the crack on the side, and if your partner is lowering you too fast the shale edges in the crack can crack your ankles...On second thought, maybe that's an issue to take up with my partner. Anyway, good climb, and very private. The next closest sport route is Goodro's about 50 yards around the corner.
By Peter Gram
From: Cupertino, CA
Apr 11, 2004
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

There are only 6 bolts on this climb. Well bolted and safe.
By john gilchrist
From: sLC, utah
Apr 26, 2006
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Fun little climb to start the season off, A little tricky to clean if you don't do it from the ground up. Seems like it stays shady.
By Walt Haas
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 28, 2007

Don't fail to notice the historic rusty small bolt and home-made hanger near the bottom.
By James Garrett
Jun 1, 2009

Does this climb have a second pitch that goes through a roof and requires somewhat dicey run out climbing to the top and no fixed anchors? or am I disoriented? Not exactly sure where we were, but it was my first time on this well worn climb?

All bolts are pretty rusted and I replaced the worn chain at the first belay. Last single bolt near the top had a quick link attached and we got caught in a thunderstorm and hurriedly walked off. Felt wild given our conditions?
By Mark Dexheimer
From: Midvale, UT
Oct 14, 2011

My buddy just led this route (his first lead ever)with a headlamp in the dark. It's pretty easy, but gets a bit exposed about 2/3 of the way up.
By Gabriel Tallent
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 13, 2014

Does anyone know what the climb immediately right of Six Pence, but left of Bolt Route is? Climbing this route today, I could see two high but good-looking bolts on a blunt arete feature, ending at a bolted anchor, but no other bolts, and no obvious gear placements? Just curious.
By Craig Martin
From: Park City
Jun 13, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Probably this route Aqualung.
By Rochelle S
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 4, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I thought it was pretty hard to find this route, the bolts are kind of camouflaged. Keep 3 draws in for directionals to make sure the followers don't fall into the chimney on Their way up.
By climberboy
Jul 18, 2016

This was not too hard to find (just look for the dark crack/gully to the right of it). I thought the climbing was fairly easy, but super run out in the middle. Either I missed a bolt, or there was a 15ft run out over the blocky middle section.
By Kendra Davis
Sep 4, 2016

Found a ring at the base of six pence. If you can describe it then I'll work on returning it to you.
Jul 25, 2017

This route was just re-bolted with the glue in anchors, new chains at the top. Chains are painted with similar color as the rock. Very nicely done. Was just there yesterday climbing. Needs a little brooming off but a very nice climb. Run out through the middle is still there, but it is easy enough that it should not be an issue.
By James Garrett
Jul 25, 2017

By greggrylls
From: Salt Lake City
Aug 11, 2017

Thanks for the rebolting job whoever did that. I enjoyed this climb it was surprisingly consistent for BCC 5.6 with a mix of smearing and good edging.

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