|Ed and Terry Wall
This is a really fun route, I am not sure why I am not giving it 3 stars... perhaps because I liked Main Crack so much.
It is 5.7, but the moves are tenuous in places, and it is exciting for a bolted route.
This climb starts about 30 feet up hill from the Main Crack and climbs the face following 4 bolts until you reach a left facing corner. This corner (which turns into a crack as it approaches the two bolt anchor) takes small cams and nuts.
There are 5 bolts, plus a couple of medium to large nuts for the section after the last bolt..
Two bolts/chains for an anchor. I rapped with a 60 meter rope and set up a toprope easily.
BETA PHOTO: 21 The Real McCoy 5.7
|By Lee Jensen|
Feb 15, 2005
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
This route is doable without any trad gear. However, the bolts are fairly far apart and the first couple clips might make you nervous unless you climb well above this level. There is definitely the possibility of a nasty crater fall.
|By Perin Blanchard|
From: Orem, UT
Aug 26, 2006
5 bolts before the flake on top. I placed two nuts after the last bolt (and clipped the manky old piton).
|By Alex Headman|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 7, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
We climbed this a couple weeks back. There isn't a pin in the route anymore, the only fixed protection is the 4 bolts, which was a bit of a shocker. Be sure and bring some nuts to protect the final 30-40 feet.
|By AJ Dexter|
From: Portland, OR
Sep 5, 2008
There isn't a pin anywhere that I could find on the final section after the fifth bolt. I placed a #7 BD stopper to protect.
|By Tristan Higbee|
Oct 5, 2008
Really fun climb, and more thought-provoking that most 5.7s. Not a gimme at the grade. As others have said, the piton is no longer there. I placed a nut and a cam in the crack above the bolts. The spacing between the bolts may cause a beginner leader's pulse to quicken a bit, especially if you're used to the close spacing of newer routes. All in all, a great climb!
|By Jordan Harmer|
Apr 1, 2012
Climbed this yesterday without any trad gear. It was doable, but perhaps not the best idea; the bolts were fairly spaced, as others have mentioned, especially the last one. Probably 20-25 ft between the last bolt and the chains. Anchor bolts starting to look a little rusty, but still solid. I don't think I'd climb this again without a few nuts on my rack.
|By Dakota Belliston|
From: Spanish Fork, UT
Feb 18, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
I love this route ! Great climb that has it all their. Lots of small crimp grips. I would not reccemond the lead climb on this wall secondary to safety. Last 30 ft is without bolts meaning if you slip you got a good 60 ft drop. Could use another 1-2 bolts to make it a good lead climb. Be safe & have fun !!!
Apr 28, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Great route, really fun! I've noticed the run-out on the last bolt. Otherwise, it seems harder than the 5.7 rating it's given. Climbing other routes on this wall like Main Crack (.7) & Call it a Knight (.10a) as well as everything on Red Slab, I would suggest it's closer to a .9 (or .8+) in comparison. Just my two cents.