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Boltergeist 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Darren Knezek, Steve Burkholder
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on May 14, 2006

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Description 

Reasonably enjoyable route on (mostly) solid limestone. Lots of jugs, a couple of pockets, and a few small crimpers. If you stay off the arete the rock is solid; on the arete itself there is some loose stuff.

The crux is getting to and past the second bolt; unfortunately, because of a tree at the base of the route, falling from very far above the first bolt would be a bad thing.

This isn't a great top rope because it angles to the left; however, we TR'd it after leading it by leaving the rope through the draws and belaying from the base of Jugular (on the left side of the tree).

Location 

On The Hidden Wall there are 4 obvious, bolted routes just 15 feet or so from the main Rock Canyon trail. The two routes on the left are 5.10d's, the two routes on the right are a 5.8 and this 5.9. This route is to the immediate right of Jugular and shares anchors with it. There is a tree between the routes' starts; this 5.9 is to the right of the tree.

Protection 

7 bolts to hanger-and-ring anchors (shared with Jugular)


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By Andy VanHouten
From: Park City, UT
May 21, 2008

funky start with the tree, but good climbing. Watch out for a loose "juggy" hold just up and right of the 5th bolt.
By Darren Knezek
Nov 2, 2008

Called Boltergeist.
FA: Me and Stephen Burkholder.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jan 1, 2009

Funky is a good way to describe it.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Jul 16, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

It's weird to me that this route doesn't have a higher rating. I thought it was more fun than jugular, to be honest, and well, juggier. Getting from the first to second bolt can be tricky (and don't fall before you get into the first bolt), but after that it's pretty smooth and very fun climbing with some great jugs and a couple of really fun (and fortunately hornet and spider free) pockets.
By Nich Cloward
From: American Fork
May 10, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

It's a little interesting having the tree there. My other guy actually stemmed off the tree for one foot hold just for a little fun. I told him that wasn't considered "rock" climbing. It was a little disconcerting getting past the second bolt with the tree there in case of a fall, but overall an enjoyable climb and a great warm up for Flakenstein two routes to the left.
By Tyler McBabe
From: SpanishFork, UT
Jun 3, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The spot between the first and second clip is "funky", but even with that it's a REALLY fun climb.