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The Appendage
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Only Wimps Top-rope the Bulge S 

Only Wimps Top-rope the Bulge 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Sep 17, 2005

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harder part of the route, about halfway up

Description 

The left route on the right set of chains. This is the easiest lead on The Appendage. Straight forward climbing, but, you know, too short.


Protection 

4 bolts on the way to the anchors.



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By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Mar 25, 2008

I think that this is the best easy climb on the Appendage. It's more consistent than the other routes.

By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Aug 20, 2008
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I would agree that this is the best easy climb on the appendage, but not the easiest lead, which I think is the Lead, which is so easy it's not really that fun. This climb is fun but it can be a pain to clean because of the location of the chains and the way the rope wants to force you to swing out. This is also a problem when you're just top roping it, for that matter. It's not a huge deal, just be aware of that detail on your way down or up because once you swing off it's a royal pain to get back on.

By Nathan Marsh
From: st. george utah
Jun 16, 2009

"the angel of the rock face will throw you off the side" thats one mean a$$ angel.

By Tayte Campbell
From: Provo, UT
Oct 1, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun lead climb, the anchors are in a bad spot for top roping, if you fall you swing out under the overhang and it's hard to get back on route. This also makes cleaning pretty tricky.

By Kenny Clark
From: State College, PA
Apr 27, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

We didn't have any problems leading or following, since we left the draws up. The follower cleaned. It went very nicely. A pretty fun easy climb. My only complaint is it's a little ledgy.

By Canyon Copa
Jun 1, 2012

Fun easy lead. If you're just using this route to top rope the bulge, I wouldn't recommend it. That route has got some crazy angles going on and was just not meant to be top roped.

By Tim Moore
May 26, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Decent little route to start on or if you are new to leading. The chains are so far off the route that I wouldn't recommend topping it. So tricky footwork for new people.