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Imperial 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Drew Bedford Sept. '08
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: drewford on Sep 10, 2008

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Description 

La cerveza de Costa Rica. Fun climbing mixes face and flake holds. Stay more left to make it a bit harder, or go more right to ease off. Props and thanks to Kelley Bethea for being a big part of this route's creation.

Location 

Right/downhill of Scratchin' for the Loomer

Protection 

4 bolts, 2 bolt anchor


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Chugging north up Imperial.
Chugging north up Imperial.
<em>The Watchtower's</em> first tier: <br /> <br />1) <a href='/v/grommet/106251192'>Grommet</a>  <br />2) <a href='/v/total-ramon/106014032'>Total Ramon</a> <br />3) <a href='/v/scratchin-for-the-loomer/106014036'>Scratchin' for the Loomer</a>  <br />4) <a href='/v/imperial/106251199'>Imperial</a>
BETA PHOTO: The Watchtower's first tier:

1) [[Gromme...

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By drewford
From: Wasatch Back, UT
Sep 11, 2008

I waited 25 years. No takers. Call me impatient.
By bsmoot
Sep 11, 2008

Drew:

You rarely if ever, put up FA's easier than 5.11...What's happening?
By drewford
From: Wasatch Back, UT
Sep 12, 2008

Well Bri, technically that's not accurate:
mountainproject.com/v/utah/was...
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
May 20, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fun with some long reaches to good holds. Staying left in the cracks would be considerably harder.
I liked the anchor.
By drewford
From: Wasatch Back, UT
Jun 26, 2009

I did do it staying left. Harder for sure. But those big holds out right just suck you over, so I graded it that way because I think that'll see the most ascent.
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Aug 10, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Xs appeared on top of the route on a bunch of large blocks that looked super solid when I first did the route but now ring alarmingly hollow when you hit them. Seems like the endless stream of people TRing the line is taking its toll (it's the new Unction!!).
The base has been leveled nicely and a bunch of trees dragged over to make a platform but the top is going to come down pretty soon. Maybe a project for the SLCA crag day along with some Woogie action?
By Ben Folsom
Nov 7, 2010

Unfortunately, along with numerous fixed pitons being stolen in the canyon, the cool slung stopper on the bolt for half of the anchor has been stolen as well. We climbed this route today and discovered this. Someone is building up some bad karma.
By Ryan Goslin
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 29, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

If you follow the bolt line and stay slightly left its a much funner route than going right, which is dirty as hell. Harder though with some great sidepulls...maybe 10a or 10b. Anchor as of now is a bolt with a ring and a sling on the hangerless bolt.
By Mark Lewis
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 10, 2012

Fun route, definitely worth doing. As others have said, the more you veer left the harder the moves become. Solid granite, good smearing fiction available. The anchor needs to be re-worked; there were two bolts, one missing a hanger and was slung with some sun-weathered nylon webbing which should be replaced with an actual hanger.