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Union Dues 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jim Reynolds, Shane Dunleavy 1994
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Jul 26, 2006

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Without question the best route on the wall. This route has so many different techniques packed into it's one pitch that it amazes me, and it is consistently 5.10 almost the entire length. Start with a mantle, followed by a slab move or two, up to an undercling. Traverse left on this undercling, transtition into a layback, and work the layback for a few moves. Mount the roof with a throw, make some steep face moves to another undercling. Traverse right delicately with reaches and underclings all the while slabbing it out with your feet. Mount another roof and finish with an exciting and exposed slab move to die for. WOW!


5th route from the left. Just past the easy groove right of Hidden Agenda.


The book shows 8 bolts, I clipped 10. 2 bolt anchor at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Peter and Spencer getting setup for Union Dues.
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By JeffM
From: SLC
Aug 4, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I think this is the best single pitch bolted route in LCC. Lots of variety and fun moves. And, like all the climbs on this wall, it's well bolted. 5.10b, 4 stars.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Nov 27, 2008

I do remember this being thought provoking. But I don't remember it being as terrific as everyone talks about. Maybe it's just me. I know I thought: "That was cool" but I didn't ever think "WOW!:"
By Alec LaLonde
Sep 28, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I would probably agree with Jeff on this one. Steep, sustained, great rock, really well bolted. Kind of wanders, but it goes where the holds are, and stays 5.10 most of the way. Great route!

Don't cheat yourself at the top, either. Do the slab moves. They're awesome. Going right sucks.
By Aerili
From: Los Alamos, NM
Aug 4, 2014

I recommend slinging out the 4th bolt to reduce rope drag.
By Crag Turkey
From: Holladay, UT
Aug 7, 2015

Best route on the wall! The run to the third bolt was a bit scary, but as you would expect, the climbing gets easier the closer you get to that bolt. After the third bolt you get some really fun pulls, a puzzling traverse, and an optional slab finish. Union Dues has a slightly different character than the rest of the routes at industrial (aside from a similar slabby start). Under cling/ layback to glory, and do the slab finish, it is not as hard as it looks!
By Gabriel Tallent
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 29, 2015

Don't be deterred by what looks like a serious fall from the third bolt. The clipping stance is secure and easily achieved, and the fall moving into position would be fine. Just go for it. I found it to be a very well bolted climb.

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