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Vomit S 

The Adjective Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.2645, -111.612 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Feb 12, 2006


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Steep, shaded, limestone wall with a variety of bolted routes. The wall faces east and is shaded by numerous trees along the base.

A good crag for hot summer afternoons and evenings, the routes lie along two or three hundred yards of the east face of a limestone fin that reaches down to the streambed.

Getting There 

Proceed up the canyon to the first stream crossing (a small wooden bridge). Instead of crossing the bridge stay right along the edge of the stream bed. Continue past the gully on the right (approx. 100 feet from the crossing) and along the base of the wall at the right (south) of the stream bed . When the wall turns a corner and heads south you are at the north side of The Adjective.

Route List 

The routes following are listed from left-to-right (i.e, from uphill to downhill).

Top-most wall:
1. Hairy 5.9
2. Shaved 5.10c
3. Black 5.11d
4. Hard 5.10a
5. Twisted Tit 5.12b

Wall with triple-ledge system at base, bordered by a 15-foot evergreen on each side:
6. Mellifluous 5.12c
7. Punitive 5.12a
8. Lecherous 5.11b
9. Purulent 5.11a

Wall with double-ledge system, bordered by a 50-foot evergreen on each side:
10. project
11. Blackwater Porter 5.11b
12. 5.12a

Wall(s) closest to the stream bed:
13. Furious 5.11c
14. Vomit 5.10d
15. Idiotic 5.11d (one bolt variation from Vomit to Ferocious)
16. Ferocious 5.12b
17. Stinger 5.12c
18. Vexatious 5.12b
19. Vicarious 5.11b
20. Pink Bicycle 5.12a
21. Atrocious 5.11c

Climbing Season

For the Rock Canyon area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Adjective

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Adjective:
Shaved   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Black   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Ferocious   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
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Featured Route For The Adjective
Rock Climbing Photo: The subtle, but sustained over hang of ferocious

Ferocious 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : The Adjective
Just right of Vomit are two steep lines. The left of these is Ferocious. The intended start seems to be an obvious rail hold that isn't as good as you would like. But we found a good way to do it using a great sidepull-undercling hold to the left and just over head high. Once you get past the second bolt the holds are all really good and it is just a matter of enduring. The ending does hold one last challenge for you, so save something if you can. Really fun line......[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of The Adjective Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Adjective from the east. 1 Project 2 Furious 5...
BETA PHOTO: The Adjective from the east. 1 Project 2 Furious 5...
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the upper most wall including Harry, Shave...
View of the upper most wall including Harry, Shave...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Canyon - 1st stream crossing - South side  1....
BETA PHOTO: Rock Canyon - 1st stream crossing - South side 1....
Rock Climbing Photo: 3rd wall down from top
BETA PHOTO: 3rd wall down from top
Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd wall down from top
BETA PHOTO: 2nd wall down from top
Rock Climbing Photo: Top wall
BETA PHOTO: Top wall

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By Skyler Penrod
Aug 13, 2008
This area is seeing a lot of work and has quite a few new routes that all seem to be stellar. Watch for falling rock...I was up here when Andy was bolting and cleaning some of these and there was some serious rock coming down. Highly recommend this area.
By Bad Sock Puppet
Aug 30, 2008
There are a lot of new routes being bolted & cleaned on this wall right now. A few are projects but many have FA with ratings, but are not included yet. And yeah, some seriously large stuff has been cleaned off this wall. Definitely will be some classic lines when finished!
By Clay Allred
From: Moab UT
Sep 11, 2008
so true, Andy Knight has bolted some beautiful new lines on the south end of the wall. Thanks Andy

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