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The Trial 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Karl Kelley
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Submitted By: chongo pantz on Dec 10, 2006

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Pulling the bulge

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


Big right-facing corner left of Sorrow. 20 feet of easy scrambling leads to a sandy ledge where the plaque (maybe) resides. Start on a large loose flake and head into a fun corner. Crux felt like small bulge midway which is red Camalots. There is a helpful thin splitter on the left as you near the finish. Last 10 feet is a little sandy.


Around corner to the right as approach trail meets the cliff. Big corner left of obvious splitter Sorrow.


Golds decreasing to yellow TCUs. Slings for bulge or have your cams walk. Two-chain anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Meredith climbs 'The Trial', 5.10
Meredith climbs 'The Trial', 5.10

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By Karl kelley
Sep 4, 2014

FA. Karl Kelley
By Moritz B.
Oct 20, 2014

Super aesthetic line. It is easier than it looks. There is good footholds to the right just were you need them. Bring some smaller gear (orange and yellow mastercam) for the top.
By 303scott
Jan 20, 2015

Looks like the anchors were moved higher. From where we belayed, it was a full 120 foot pitch. With the higher anchor location you end with about 15 feet of thin/sandy laybacking- remember to bring orange and yellow mastercams for the top or be prepared to run it out a bit. This climb felt like solid 10+ to me.
By Lauren Iversen
Apr 15, 2017

Lost a grigri on 4/9 next to this route. Text 515-556-5115 if you have found it!

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