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The Mess 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Garhart and Garman
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Alex Garhart on Nov 9, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: The route.


This route follows a broken face via intermittent gear and bolts and finishes up a crack on the slabby headwall.


C3s through hands and bolts.

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By James Hicks
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jun 22, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I am not sure I climbed the start as it appears in the pic, I started down and right of the overhang and traversed under it on ridiculously positive holds before heading up to the left of the overhang. I think I used a red C3 and fished in a nut in the small crack and another nut up to the left of the overhang before pulling up onto the ledge. The move up onto the ledge definitely felt tricky for the grade, but the gear is bomber. The crack up top could use some cleaning (I would have if I had the forethought to bring something along), but even so you can get good gear and a bomber finger lock near the anchors.

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