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Conceptual Reality 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Aug 5, 2006

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Great climb!

Description 

Along the east side, is a nice looking crack right of a neck of rock. Climb this crack til you gain a nice flake to stand on. Follow the closely spaced bolts up the arete.


Location 

East face in a hollow of rock with a crack.


Protection 

8? bolts to 2 chain anchors. The bottom crack could use 3 or 3 pieces. Medium gear.



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Leo mid way up the face section of the route.
Leo mid way up the face section of the route.
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By Xover
Sep 11, 2006

I did it today. This route is 3 star rock for sure which is absolutely amazing considering it has been closed for a number of years. The climb is two different worlds; 1/2 5.7'ish crack to 1/2 5.9 slab. 3-4 pieces down low ranging anywhere from tcu to #2 then about 6 bolts to the chains. Another City classic to get on before it gets greazy. The crack part of this thing makes me wonder what it was like to climb Bushwhack raw?!?!

By Brandt Allen
From: Joshua Tree, Cal
Jul 11, 2008

This short route has a lot of good moves, though 5.8 may be more of a fair rating.
There are 6 bolts on the face above the crack. Even as one who rarely complains about too many bolts, I'd have to say that 3 or 4 bolts would have been enough to safely climb the route.

By Mary Ellen Man
From: Midvale, UT
Aug 29, 2011
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Definatly an easy 5.9 but fun.

By Matt Schroer
From: Logan, Utah
May 16, 2014
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Excellent route with two separate, but awesome parts to it. The crack down low is short, but has some pretty nice hand jams, especially for the city.