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Power Bacon 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rick Leitner, Brian Hanson, Mike Spaur
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Submitted By: Michael Walker on Oct 13, 2001

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Mark at the high, first bolt.

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  • Description 

    Across from the Slab Overlook on the Fern Canyon Trail, follow a small trail north and then up the hill west toward the class 4 gully that splits the Southern Goose Egg. You will scramble past a hueco wall on the right with four bolts (5.10c, The Sea and the Mirror). A little further upslope on the right is a steep, colorful wall with two bolt lines. Power Bacon is the four bolt line that angles left up the steep face.

    You will likely want to place a piece or two in good cracks before reaching the first bolt. A purple Alien or the like will keep you from doing a dirt dive. Once clipped into the first bolt, fire up and left with great jugs and lie-backing past three more bolts (10a).

    Of course it wouldn't be a Flatiron climb if it didn't have its share of runouts, and above the last bolt to the anchor you'll find a healthy dollop of thrill. You can finish straight up and to the left on edges or escape out right to the East Face. You can't see it from the last bolt, but yes, there really is a nice belay ledge and two bolt anchor with chain above the bulge.

    Rap down as the Bulge prohibits lowering.

    Protection 

    A piece or two for the start, four QDs, and something for the two bolt anchor.


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    Trying to hang on to the Bacon.
    Trying to hang on to the Bacon.

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    By Chris Beh
    Nov 16, 2008

    This is fun and a good warm up. Lowering from the anchor was OK if you're not babying a brand new rope.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Oct 3, 2009

    This is an enjoyable route but the anchors are set way back from the edge. Also, the chains do not equalize the bolts when rapping down.