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The First Cut 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Mar 24, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Training Camp, right alcove 6 Semper Fi 5.6 7 The ...


A juggy, loose climb on shattered quartzite. Start while standing on Mineral Fork Tillite and pull up and over a small overhang in broken white quartzite past the first bolt. Continue up less-than-vertical terrain to a low-angled (read: grassy) finish to the anchor.


Found about in the middle of the Training Camp area in an alcove where the tillite layer thins out a bit. In the alcove are two bolted routes; this is the right-most of the two. There is a prominence on the left side of the alcove that sticks up more vertically than the section on which the bolts lie.


Six or so bolts and a hangers-and-rings anchor, shared with Semper Fi, to the left.

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By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Apr 12, 2008

The first couple moves were the crux. Not as good as its neighbor, but still worth doing.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Apr 10, 2010

Yeah, a couple interesting moves to get past the first bolt. Rock is really sandy, like the rest of the wall, but this a good place to bust out a few warmup climbs nice and quick, and they're all pretty fun, if not spectacular.

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