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Get A Life 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Alan Nelson
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Submitted By: Alan Nelson on Jun 8, 2002
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"Get A Life" wanders up the major break in the middle of the south face of the Highlands, and shares a first pitch with "Get Insurance". The approach trail arrives at the wall right around the base of the line.

P1: Head up the break for 70' or so to a bolted belay at a stance under an overlap. "Get Insurance" heads out right around the overlap.

P2: Work left around the overlap past blocks and ledges until you can move up into the main corner above. Follow the corner until it spills out onto the top of the crag. Look for a bolted belay anchor (shared with "Get Insurance") out on the right wall just before you're in walking territory.

Descent: One or two rappels (depending on if you have one or two ropes) deposit you back at the base. If you seek misery and love causing erosion (or somebody stole the anchors), you can hike over the top and trundle down a steep gully north of the east face.


Standard rack, some long slings, two-bolt anchors.

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The crux area.
BETA PHOTO: The crux area.
The climb.
BETA PHOTO: The climb.
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By Anonymous Coward
Jun 19, 2003

If you brought a rack and are dying to do trad, this is OK, but don't come to the crag for this route. One star is just about right. Finding the start is a little tricky, but it's about the only good looking crack you'll see. Pitches are short and gear is pretty good. It's probably more a 5.6 than 5.7.mike.

By Doug Redosh
Oct 26, 2009

P1 is 5.6 IMHO, has decent rock, and deserves 1 star.
P2 is bogus after the overlap, which is 5.7. Too bad the anchors are not right after the overlap, but then one would not be able to TR the 5.10- to the right.

By g.miller
Mar 2, 2013

An even better start is to climb "Get a Job" for 4 or 5 bolts (to crux roof) then stepping left and doing the upper part (and better looking) p.1 of Get a Life. A 70m rope will get you to the 2nd anchor, and you can rap down till 10 feet off the ground in one rap. Easy down climbing.

By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
Sep 2, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

This entire climb is mostly 5.6. There is one 5.7 move, so the route should be rated 5.7, but there really is only one move on the second pitch that is 5.7. I clipped the first bolt on Get a Job as my first protection before moving to the crack on the left.

By BethHux
From: Lakewood, CO
Apr 5, 2014

Not bad if you are just starting trad.