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Bong A Long 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Greg Martinez, Luke Douglas, Dan Dennis,Rodney E. 11/05/06
Season: Summer
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Submitted By: shawn on Jul 12, 2007

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Talia muscling through the sweet sweet roofy buldg...


Small bulge at the bottom.


Climbs the left side of the wall over the small bulg at the frist and second bolt.


8 bolts to the chains.

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Adam going over the bulge section of Bong A Long.
Adam going over the bulge section of Bong A Long.
Shawn K. on Bong A Long.
Shawn K. on Bong A Long.
near the chain on bong a long
near the chain on bong a long

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By Luke Douglas
Jul 21, 2007

FA Greg Martinez, Luke Douglas, Dan Dennis,Rodney E. 11/05/06
By McRae Williams
Jun 1, 2008

This is an excellent route. Positive holds bottom to top and very well protected. The crux lies in pulling the small roof at the bottom of the climb.
By Robert MacKinnon
Jun 24, 2008
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Fun moves! If this route had better rock quality I'd give it 3 stars.
By Tom Huckin
Aug 8, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

Very fine 5.9 route. Stays interesting the whole way. Good rock, good pro.
By John Layko Torkleson
Oct 17, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This is a really good route. Best on the lower wall to be sure. Still a little dirty.
By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
Aug 11, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I don't think this comes anywhere near the 5.9 rating. This is very similar to Shotgun (5.6) up in Ogden Canyon.

However, it is a very fun route!
By OldManRiver
From: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Oct 10, 2012

Good route to practice leading. The route seems to be pretty clean now, no issues with loose rock or too much dirt. Lots of holds and solid feet. Seemed like a 5.8+/5.9-, a few sections you have to pull through with high feet.
By Gabriel Tallent
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 2, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Well protected, very comfortable for new leaders.
By Sam Cannon
From: Holladay, Utah
Jul 19, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun, but 5.9+ is very inflated. About the same difficulty as the 5.8 in the middle of the wall.
By BrokenChairs
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 13, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I agree easier than the grade maybe one 9ish move to sink the hold before the roof at the start but easies up considerably after that. There is a grapefruit size rock that is loose about 2/3 the way up make sure the belayer wears a helmet as this route has a potential for more rocks to come off. Maybe it will be .9 after more holds tear off. Make sure to test your hand holds before you commit wouldn't want a loose rock ruining that OS or RP attempt!.
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