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Hot Patootie Bless My Soul 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Peter Stroker (roped solo)
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Submitted By: Stevie Nacho on Jul 14, 2012

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A short climb that arches left up the slab. The start is marked by a fixed piton that shouldn't be trusted. The first bolt being about 20 feet up. It gets more difficult as the angle increases.

PITCH ONE: Follow the line of bolts arching left to a ledge with a chain anchor. There is some gear placements between bolts.

SECOND PITCH: Climb the easy and semi-loose arÍte/ridge above the chain belay. There are a few bolts and natural gear placements. To descend, locate two gold chains on the back side and slightly south of the top of the formation. Rap down the gulley to the south, back to the chain anchor of pitch one. From here, one rap there is one more single rope rap to the ground.


The furthest left route on Alex Wall. This is the clean slab on the west side of the Back Of Beyond. Facing directly east, it gets sun till around 2:00. It is easily identified while climbing The Journey Home.


Quickdraws. A few small to medium pieces to suppliment the spaced bolts if runouts over easy ground scare you.

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By Stevie Nacho
From: Utah
Sep 3, 2014

A easy second pitch was added to the top of this route. Climb 5.5 up the arÍte past two bolts to the peak of the slab. Belay off natural gear on the top. There are a set of chains back and left (10-15 yards) from the summit. One rope (60m) will get you to the chains of the first pitch. This second pitch is choss but still fun for whomever likes to tip toe around on suspect rock. I had both feet cut loose but held it together because the terrain was easy and low angled. Of course the chossmaster Pete the Meat was on the first ascent team. He thought the rock was bomber!
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