REI Community
Teenage Area
Select Route:
Break In Tradition T,TR 
Teenage Wasteland T,TR 

Teenage Wasteland 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: John Harpole- 1984
Page Views: 787
Submitted By: TobinPetty on Jun 24, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Richard Shore leading Teenage Wasteland 5.10a/b


Teenage Wasteland starts with a wicked mantle that gains an overhanging finger crack, and ends with big dinner plate holds to the top. The route is sustained and is a serious trad lead as the mantle is unprotected and the crack starts 15 ft above the deck.


This route is located just left of the cave; easy access for toprope and walkoff.


Cams from small to med range. There are no fixed anchors so bring your gear of all sizes for the top.

Photos of Teenage Wasteland Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian preparing for Teenage Wasteland. Note: Brian...
BETA PHOTO: Brian preparing for Teenage Wasteland. Note: Brian...

Comments on Teenage Wasteland Add Comment
Show which comments
By Richard Shore
Sep 5, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

No mantle required at the start, it was quite tame. Simply rock up onto a high right foot. Others traverse in from the right to start. I broke a baseball-sized piece of rock off the horizontal dike (good foot) at the crux, but there are enough options so it shouldn't affect the grade. A one-move wonder.
By A Stolpe
From: Anchorage, AK
Sep 11, 2012
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Mantle required for those of us under 6' tall. Stay in the crack for a challenging, if short, crack climb.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About