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Meat Grinder 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Season: Spring to Fall
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Submitted By: Addict on May 18, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Meat Grinder as seen from the base of the crag

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Jamb up the handcrack through a bulge to a ledge. Above this is the crux, a short but strenuous overhanging fist crack section. Finish to the anchor on the much easier handcrack.


The obvious hand and fist crack in the center of the formation.


2 each cams from 1" to 3.5"
50 meter rope

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At the crux.
At the crux.
The Meat Grinder photo from icicle canyon road jus...
The Meat Grinder photo from icicle canyon road jus...
me leading Meat Grinder
me leading Meat Grinder

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By Rafe
May 5, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

All the routes on this wall are pretty darn quality...the two sport routes around to the left are a little bit less so....The .11c is fun and challenging but has some smelly bird doo doo on it.
By Scott Matz
From: Loveland, CO
Jun 22, 2009

me and Andy TP this route the crux is hard the jams are there.
By michal
From: Everett WA
Sep 30, 2009

nice route with a very fun crux eats stoppers very well
By Trevor Shumaker
From: Missoula, MT
Jul 5, 2013

Jam, not Jamb
By Eric Chabot
From: Thetford Ctr, VT
Sep 5, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

this climb would fit right in at Vedauwoo (where it would get a 5.8... ;) ). Might be worth taping up for this one if you are questioning your jamming skills. Great jams are all there, and nothing too flaring even, but the rock is pretty rough compared to other 11worth hand cracks.

Gear beta: Can be done with a standard rack of nuts and cams to #3 (save your #2 for just after the crux to prevent decking out on the ledge below it, and a #1 for the finishing hand crack). More if you want to sew it up. The nice ledge midway up the climb allows you to place a piece or two and then rest before busting through the crux.
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