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Pinner Face 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Sep 26, 2010
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Dan Zobell above the steep bit.


A friction slab start, jugs, a tricky, balancy crux, and then nice plate edges to finish.

Start up the steepening friction slab past the first bolt to a very welcome rail. Clip the second bolt and scrabble upward to gain the tantalizing jugs above. Clip the third bolt, surmount the steep bulge, and then cruise on easier ground through a runout to the fourth bolt.

Take a breather and then start up on good edges until you find yourself temporarily stymied. Figure this bit out, heave a sigh of relief, and pick your way among “elephant ears” to the chains.


Found near the right end of the east side of Building Blocks. Starts on a slab section left of a low-angle chimney and has dark-painted bolt hangers.


9 bolts, chain anchors.

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Dan Zobell in the crux.
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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Sep 26, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Black bolt hangers right? 10a would be some fine sandbagging...
Listed as Pinner Face 5.10 in the latest Bingham book

By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Oct 5, 2011

Renamed from Unknown.

By dave bingham
Oct 6, 2011
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

I thought at least 10d. Not 10a for sure!

By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Oct 6, 2011

Maybe you guys are right, but I sure don't remember it being that hard, and I wrote the description the day after I climbed it.

By Alec
May 14, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Slab start is a bit ricey; rather LCC-esque. Rest of the route is great rock with interesting movement. Solid 5.10

By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Oct 1, 2012

hmmm, I'm guessing the route described here is a new route right of Pinner face. The Bingham guide describes Pinner face as having one pin and one bolt (and no stars). We were able to tr Pinner face from this new route up to the bolt. The pin is gone and a better name for this route would be Chossy face. The new route is quite good and well described here.