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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Perin Blanchard, John Ross
New Route: Yes
Season: Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Sep 18, 2008

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Johnny on his first lead ever. Climbing Syzygy on ...


Start up left of the first bolt on a relatively smooth, black-colored section of rock, using good feet, an undercling pocket, and a reachy move or two. Continue straight up past the first bolt on good edges for both hands and feet.

After the third bolt is a slightly trickier section, but good holds are available. Finally, trend a bit right to the anchors (for the full value, climb over the little bulge directly below the anchors rather than going around the bulge on the left).


Starts up a prominent black area of rock; the middle of the three bolted routes.


5 bolts, double-ring anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Kaycee climbing Syzygy, her 2nd lead. (Canon 70d)
Kaycee climbing Syzygy, her 2nd lead. (Canon 70d)
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the trail if you pass the bridge
BETA PHOTO: View from the trail if you pass the bridge

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By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Sep 24, 2008 did you say that again? The easiest line on the wall. mellow climbing to the top with a big ledge in the middle.
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Sep 24, 2008

C'mon, where's your Google-Fu? I was looking for a name related to tides and thought all the y's made for an interesting-looking word; the buzzing, Dr. Seuss-like pronunciation is a bonus.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Sep 24, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Worthwhile route. Rather straightforward, fun climbing on good edges. Sweet rock and some really cool holds.
By Nich Cloward
From: American Fork
Aug 21, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun easy wall. I think someone has the ratings backwords for this and the one to the left. This felt more like the 5.7 and Aqeous felt like a 5.8 at least. Good ledges, positive holds and a small bat cave towards the top.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Sep 7, 2009
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Fun climb, huge jugs. There's a cool hold in the upper section that looks like it's about to break off, but it's bomber.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Sep 8, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Got on this one again the other day and it was better than I remember it being. Really enjoyable, cruiser climbing on great rock and big jugs. Fun! Changing it from two stars to three stars...
By Dan Steinbeigle
Oct 24, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Really fun route. Its easy, but you get some fun moves all the way up. Good holds all the way up, but sometimes you have to look for a second. The feet are solid, so the looking isn't scary at all.
By Todd Wilde
Oct 15, 2010

It's a good taste of vertical (or close to it) with enormous holds and interesting rock. I'll come back for another go on it.
By John Ross
From: Wasatch Front, UT
Feb 20, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Haha! I recognize this route!
By Canyon Copa
Jun 28, 2012

Really fun route with a tricky start. Good rest on a big ledge in the middle before a strong finish. I had a beginning lead climber set this one after I put in the first clip. The route is well protected. Although some of the bolts may seem drawn out, that is just because of the ease of the climbing.
By Tim Moore
Apr 15, 2014

If it wasn't for the first move or two and the washed out bottom half making footholds poor this route would be a .6 or .7. Good route for someone to start climbing or learn how to lead.
By Danny Cardoza
From: Provo, UT
Aug 26, 2014

Getting off the ground wasn't a problem, but the next two moves up to the first bolt and onward were tricky. Maybe it is just our height (we're all 5'8" and shorter)? I'm inclined to think that some holds have broken off, partially because as I was going for the first bolt, my left hand hold ripped off the wall. There were some other loose stuff on the way up that we cleaned, before it started pouring on us and we scampered home.

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