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Tide Country 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Season: Faces North- late sun only
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Submitted By: Tony B on May 4, 2007

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Upper corner of Tide Country. Interceptor on the ...


A good route with good position and great jams. This is one that is somewhat difficult without being insecure.
Climb up and into a "slot" at the base of the corner and you suddenly find yourself in a phonebooth-sized shaft, climbing up an easy initial 20 feet. Get some protection and jams and pull into the crack and corner. CLimb up to the bulge, set gear, and pull the fun crux. Roll onto the top.
To descend, head up and N.E. to a set of anchors above Two Bits/Fred Rasmussen and rap on a 60M or 70M rope


THis route is on the North Face of the Upper Breadloaves, and sits above the old (closed) toilet and is accessed from the parking lot to the East or West. The route follows the prominent right-facing corner with the jamcrack through and overhang and to the top. The steep and difficult looking splitter to the left is 'Interceptor.'


A standard light rack. The crux protects on hands and thin hands cams.

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By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
May 16, 2011

Two bolt belay at the top of interceptor/stolen thunder makes descending from this route much more pleasant. Head up and left from the box chimney to reach them.
By rpc
Jun 28, 2012

such pretty rock & fun cimbing. easier than funky bolt (5.9), easier than batwings (5.8).
By Daniel Winder
Jun 19, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

We scrambled over the chockstone and belayed in the little alcove at the base of the corner. I didn't find the initial 20 feet "easy", offwidth-type moves were necessary. The crux isn't thin hands as the description says, it protects with BD #2 and #3. We didn't find any anchors at the top of Interceptor, but it's possible I didn't go left soon enough.
By Greg Gavin
From: SLC, UT
Aug 21, 2013

If you're looking to have a day full of 5.10's this one should be on the list!
By gradymellin
May 30, 2017
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is a super fun climb that has a little bit of everything and it has great gear the whole time! I would say if this was in somewhere else like LCC or JTree it would probably be 5.9 but for city standards 10a seems about right.

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