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Get a Grip 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Brian and Jonathan Smoot, 1990
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Submitted By: Brent Huff on Jul 11, 2012

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Unknown climber Getting a Grip on a nice day after...

Description 

Short and Bouldery

Location 

Just right of the trail/ gully that leads to upper S-Curve, behind a dead tree and large boulder. Get a Grip is right of, and Shares anchors with Get a Life.

Protection 

Three Bolts to Chains


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By Nate Watkins
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 16, 2014
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I found this route harder than 11a. If you compare it to other routes in the curves like high dive or black monday it feels more like at least 11b. While it is short it will have you scratching your head looking for the better holds. It's like a v3 or a v4 high ball boulder problem. Make sure you have an attentive belayer since a fall before the 2nd bolt could lead to a nasty landing in some sharp rocks below.
By KipHenrie
From: centerville, utah
Jul 1, 2014
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

You can easily reach from the adjacent rock and pre clip the first clip. Cruxy at the beginning and end. Loved the start for its technical personality. The feet are there so go for it.
By verticalworldtraveler
From: Midvale, UT
Feb 15, 2015

My two cents has this as one of the best routes on the upper s curves. It packs a ton of great climbing into three bolts on perfect rock. I also found it slightly easier than Get a Life, just a matter of styles. Stick clip the first bolt.
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