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Mental Hopscotch 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Sam Lightner, Sandy Lightner, Zoe and Ally, 08/06
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring Summer Fall
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Submitted By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Jul 29, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Route "A" is Metal Hopscotch (10d) Route...


Climb up onto the ledge beneath the north face. Traverse to its far end and find an anchor. Climb the arete clipping the north face bolts.
After estaliching this free climb I found rusted studs in the arete. I believe this was the Idaho Falls Mountaineering Clubs bolt ladder. The climbed the spire via aid, then chopped the ladder on rappel. Their route continued on as "E".


North east corner of Swift Creek Spire


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By alexa
From: logan
Aug 4, 2008
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Steep climb, Good rock, cleaned pretty well not a lot of loose stuff. Pretty step, no chalk so hard to see where your going, but its all there i promise.
By Neil Johnson
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 3, 2015
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Awkward start after the belay station. I found it best to start on the left rather than the right of the anchor. The crux for me was actually following the route. The 4th bolt is hard to clip if you cross over the arete after the 3rd bolt. Then there is one more bolt and then a sort of run-out slab that trends to the right to a hanging belay station.
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