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The Appendage
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Bulge, The S,TR 
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Edge, The T 
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Lead S 
Ledge, The S,TR 
Only Wimps Top-rope the Bulge S 

The Ledge 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Darren Knezek
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Jul 3, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: 1 The Ledge 5.4 2 Lead 5.7 3 The Edge 5.9 4 Only W...


An agreeable jaunt up the west side of The Appendage on the short faces between several narrow ledges.

This line is good for beginning leaders; the three bolts protect the harder bits well and the climbing is straightforward but rewarding.


The left-most, bolted line on The Appendage proper; starts just east of the trees that are west of the formation.

(There is another 3-bolt route (Butterface) which is a bit uphill on the next slabby face—it should be obvious that it is harder than 5.4.)


3 bolts, chain anchors. The chains are reachable via an easy scramble to the left.

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By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Aug 11, 2008

Nothing super fantastic here, but it's entertaining climbing and the rock is solid. The first couple times I climbed this route, the third bolt was missing. It's back now.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Mar 28, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Pretty fun little climb. Maybe I'm a wuss, but 5.6 seems a fairer rating to me. Maybe not.
By Rick Miske
From: Orem, UT
Apr 19, 2011

I think some parts broke off. I climbed it two years ago and it was a solid < 5.5. Now it seems like some hands and feet are missing. There are obvious scars.
By William Kramer
From: Kemmerer, WY
Apr 11, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Agreed it should be a 5.6, still a fun climb with easy bulges.
By Alex Temus
From: Small Town, USA
Jul 15, 2017
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Yeah, the route gets a little tougher as you go up, I'd say climbing up to the first ledge (and bolt) is 5.4, up to the second ledge is 5.5, then getting over the top is probably 5.6 and the holds there aren't super obvious.

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