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Between Heaven and Earth 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Jul 19, 2006
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Tara on Between heaven and Earth


A long sport climb just left of It Takes Two.

Start out with a couple easy slab moves to a small roof/bulge with a bolt. Continue straight up on perfect rock for another 100' to a bolted anchor. Rap with two ropes.


Between Honeymoon in Almo and It Takes Two, this route is the second route from the top of the Hostess Gully.


17 draws.

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Ron Long hiking 5.9 at Castle Rock.
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By Brian in SLC
Jan 4, 2007

FA: Nathan Smith and Brian Cabe.

By Wavey
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 19, 2007

Great long route. Good rock. Bring long runners.

By Tyler Barker
From: Jackson, WY
Mar 1, 2010

Good Route and nice views from the top. Just one 5.9 move with a tough clip.

By Skiholzer
From: Hyde Park
Jul 18, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Fun route. The only draw back is rope drag. Also, don't be fooled by the route length on here; it is only 110 feet if you use the anchors mid way on It takes two. Otherwise it's all of 210 to the top.

By benjaminleaton
From: Sandy, UT
May 20, 2012

you can climb and rappel this route with one rope by rappeling to the mid anchors on the route to the right (It Takes Two).

By ben orton
Jun 2, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

15 draws same as red rib 16 if u like to clip the chain bolt before locking off. I ran out slings on the first few bolts but didn't on the most important one the line makes an obvious move left make sure u run out a sling on the bolt before. It can seem a bit scary cuz the move is a bit above the bolt but it will make the rest of your climb much easyer. There is nothing worse than gettin pulled off a balance move when clipping a bolt

By Chris Winter
From: Portland, OR
Sep 16, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

This is a fun route that should be lead all in one go on from the base/gully to the top. Bring a few shoulder length slings for the bottom to avoid rope drag. Quality 5.9 face climbing.

By Trevor.
Oct 1, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

What a fun long pitch! I skipped bolts 2 and 3(humongous low angle jugs make this safe to do) and used runners on nearly every bolt and the drag was manageable but still not great. As said before, the traverse to the left above the roof is a bit scary with a long runner, but it was well worth it once past that move. There are chains about 10m below the top anchors(blind pig anchors?), these will get you down on a single 70m rope.