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About to pull the Crux.
Located on the back side of Bath Rock, just left of Colossus.
Classic Crack Climbing! Climb the obvious crack in the large open book. Move Left at the crux 70' up to keep it 5.9. Straight up might be slightly harder.
Edit: Apparently I got this wrong, don't go left or you will be cheating. Although going left is a lot of fun.
Standard City of Rocks Rack. Nothing bigger than a #2 Camalot.
the lower section; great holds to the ri...
Taking a fall stroll on Private Idaho
BETA PHOTO: Start to Private Idaho.
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BETA PHOTO: Intermediate section of Private Idaho.
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|Comments on Private Idaho
|By Anonymous Coward|
Jul 26, 2004
straight up is the 5.9 crux... left would be easier...
From: Spokane, WA
Jun 27, 2005
I agree. Straight up is 5.9. Going to the left makes the route a 5.8**.
|By Nathan Fisher|
Sep 5, 2005
Fun lead for a reacquaintance of the City. Good gear, and good climbing. A #2 Camalot protects the straight up version perfectly. Straight-up may seem harder than 5.9 due to the wideness of the crack, but all wide cracks seem harder than they are, unless that is your thing. To me the wide version was too short to even climb like a wide crack. One secure hand jam way high, and then swing your legs high and you are there. Exposed feeling, but all there.
|By susan peplow|
From: Joshua Tree
Aug 14, 2007
Great route! Lower section takes great sm-med nuts. Bring some larger cams 3-4" for the larger pods that are coming. 2.5" cam will protect direct slot finish which is a bit of a grunt for it's less than 2 feet. Chain Anchors.
|By Brice W|
Sep 8, 2008
This route looks steep but all the great stems make it easier than it looks. Great fun and good gear.
|By Fat Paul|
Jun 12, 2009
Route protects well with nuts. I concur that crux move out left is easier than the rated 5.9.
From: Park City, Ut.
Sep 20, 2009
This route gets my vote for best 5.9 trad route at the city. Cool stemming with a jam crux! Ditto previous comments, and this route protects really well.
Sep 25, 2009
More face than crack, still a great pitch.
|By Ken Gibby|
From: Saratoga Springs, UT
Jun 14, 2010
More face than crack but you get to use a whole host of moves which makes it very fun. The taller you are the easier the crux. Left is certaily easier.
Jun 13, 2011
Protects very well. I actually used a #4 up top in the larger portion of the crack. Maybe I'm just weak but that direct slot was a bit of a grunt. Glad I had some nice pieces in before the crux. 50/50 nuts/cams. Great route!
|By steve lindsay|
Mar 25, 2012
Great spots for larger sized nuts right off the deck. Super fun route.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 12, 2012
As seems to be the case with certain City routes, PI appeared to be dubious in stand-out quality when viewed from the ground. But my partner assured me it was awesome. And it was! The wide crux protects well with nothing larger than a 0.4 and a #2, as others have stated.
I might have placed a #3 somewhere on this route (can't remember), but you really shouldn't need a 4.