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The Rhino's Chin 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Brian Smoot and Kevin Lockwood, 21 June 2014
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: kalockwood on Jun 21, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: The Rhino's Chin.

Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed MORE INFO >>>

Description 

P1: Starts the same as Latter Day Sinner. Head up the slab clipping a fixed pin before reaching the left to right slanting finger crack. Follow the crack until it meets the slab above. Move up the slab passing two bolts and then move right onto the Rhino's Chin. Two bolt belay on ledge. 5.9+

P2: Scramble up the low-angle slab and move left to the belay for Del Tongo. 5.4.

70m rope will reach the ground.

Location 

In between Magic Circus and Latter Day Sinner. Starts in the same corner as Latter Day Sinner and then moves right up the finger crack.

Protection 

QD's, stoppers, and cams up to 0.5".


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By MarkJ
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 10, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This is a fun, well-protected climb with a couple committing moves. Like much of Altered State gully it had some gritty rock and some flexy flakes. My partner pulled a flake just below the bulge this route shares with Latter Day Sinner. Great way to get to the Wizard's Chin pitch.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Oct 10, 2016

The rock by the pin is pretty poor and the moves getting to the finger crack are very committing and I think more difficult than anything on Latter Day Sinner. Maybe it was easier before the flake pulled? Its too bad that instead of a pin a more useful bolt was not placed a little higher up. May want to consider starting on LDS to reach the finger crack.
By kalockwood
From: SLC, UT
Oct 16, 2016

Next time I'm up in the gully I'll re-climb the route and see if a bolt should be added. I haven't been on it since the flake pulled.

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