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Great White Icicle Area
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A Pinch of Salt T 
Ape Index T 
Astair S 
Block Party, The T 
Daddy Long Legs T,TR 
Dancing in the Moonlight T 
Done and Dusted T 
Evening Falls T 
Genuflect Falls 
Great White Icicle, The 
Master Scriptorian T 
More Funky Than Monkey T 
Mountain Monkey Swing T 
Pandora's Blocks T 
Plain Kipper T 
River's Edge, The S 
Small Block S 
Snow Slab T 
Tap N Stance T 
Toe Shoes S 
Unknown T 
Viet Cong Corner T 
Unsorted Routes:

Astair 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Bill Robins, Kirsten Davis, Kirk Andriano 1987
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Submitted By: Ben Folsom on Jun 27, 2008

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Ben looking at the first bolt after a failed onsig...

Description 

This is a good pitch despite being quite short. A slippery slab crux at the first bolt, and nice technical face climbing for the remainder.
Start below the first bolt and climb past 3 good bolts to a sloping stance, then another slabby move past a quarter inch bolt leads to a good two bolt belay.

Location 

The trail to the Great White Icicle brings you right to the base of this route at the lowest point of rock on the right side of the waterfall.

Protection 

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By Ben Folsom
Jun 27, 2008

When I first looked at this route I thought "oh that looks easy, no problem". It turned out to be deceiving!
By Joseph Kolnik
From: Holladay, UT
Jul 6, 2008
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

The bottom is very slick where the green and yellow lichen work very hard to prevent that great granite stickiness we have all come to rely on for smeary, friction climbs.
By ACH
May 3, 2010

too much lichen for me to enjoy it. an afternoon with a steel brush would help immensely.
By Arie
From: Smog Lake City, Utah
Aug 16, 2010

Like that hot brunette at the bar... looked so easy, but so quick to deny.