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YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Steven Lucarelli on Mar 26, 2014

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


A short finger crack leads to a cool stem box protected by #1 Camalots. The crack gets wide for a little bit after the stem box ends and then pinches back down to hands at the top. A little sandy but well worth doing.


Way around the left side of the Maverick Buttress, about 60' to the right of Quickdraw.


Doubles from .5 to #4. One or two extra #1's.

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By Dan Hickstein
Nov 27, 2014

Is this route really only 115 feet? This is what the guidebook says, but we were up there with only a single 70m rope today, and it looked at least 150', so we did not try it. Looks cool though.
By aschmidt
Nov 12, 2015

A 70 m works fine to lower off this route. It was very sandy when I did it so it didn't live up to its 4-star rating. Unless you have huge hands, I'd call it offwidth for most of the upper crack past the chimney/stembox. I used a new 5 camalot and had to do some hand stacking. Several 3s and 4s are useful too.
By Crag Turkey
From: Holladay, UT
Dec 10, 2015

One of my favorites at Maverick. The top is probably a bit tougher for small hands. I would bring at least two #4 Camalots, maybe a third if you really want to sew it up. the Zig Zag at the top is tons of fun, especially if your not exhausted by then. Don't miss this one if you've made the journey, 70m works fine.