The route is the third line of bolts as you round the corner to the southwest face of Hard rock, next to Stoic Calculus and Platinum Blonde (right of the large dihedral).
Fun slab climbing with cool moves over the mini roof. Good place to learn how to lead.
5 bolts to 2 bolted chain anchors.
Lindsay Johnston gracefully pulling the roof of Ro...
BETA PHOTO: Just a pic of the climb with no one on it. Taken b...
View from the top of Rockapella looking through th...
10/03 Rockapella (5.7) Going the hard way over the...
Rocky Maloney on the layback move under the roof P...
The photographer, Stacy Gordon, actually just miss...
looking up at that fun roof
Ethan Blanchard, at the roof.
At the top of Rockapella looking at the base. Can...
Ethan Blanchard ("made it").
Tosh Peters on Lead going straight over the roof P...
BETA PHOTO: Adam at the small roof on Rockapella with Shaun G....
Tosh Peters on Lead
|By Tosh Peters|
From: Park City, UT
May 12, 2008
i heard there is a 5.10a second pitch to this, is this true?
|By Skyler Penrod|
Jul 8, 2008
This route could be a good first lead for many.
From: Sandy, UT
Oct 4, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fun climb to learn how to lead or for beginners on top rope. Mostly slab climbing on great holds up to a small roof crux right near the end. Good bolt placement protects the roof move so new leaders should feel pretty safe.
|By Maranda Moore|
Apr 29, 2009
This climb is great for beginners, and a fun warm up climb. its gnarly.
Jun 3, 2009
yes i know that their is a second pitch to this but i have not climbed it yet, i just looked over and was able to see two bolts, sometime soon i am going back to climb the second pitch and ill post up what i find out about it if i make it up there
Sep 12, 2009
yes there is a second pitch i don't think it is 10a though its more like a nine. traverse right two bolts after the chains and then stem you can then place a bd #1 in the gap in the rock, make sure you put a sling on it. than swing around the corner and stand up on the platform and there will be another bolt. than do the scramble up to the chains of platinum blond.
|By Christian "crisco" Burrell|
From: PG, Utah
Oct 16, 2009
Did the second pitch some years ago. Was pretty fun but I remember it being over pretty quick. Still, it's worth doing once. I also remember telling my belayer that I thought it was 5.9.
|By Andrew Seegmiller|
From: Orem UT
Jan 2, 2010
i hate the first pitch, found it pretty boring. but the second pitch i actually really enjoyed. thought it was lots of fun.
|By Stan Pitcher|
From: SLC, UT
Apr 30, 2012
The first and second pitch can easily be combined for a nice long pitch. After pulling the first roof (staying left of bolt makes for more of a challenge), clip everything including anchors with long slings until you get up under the final roof to minimize rope drag.
From: Taylorsville, Utah
May 27, 2012
Took a fall when my foot slipped off pulling the roof - thought I had two good hands but my fingers were too numb to know for sure. Climbing in the snow is certainly interesting! Seems like a solid lead - the 5.7 route goes right around the roof correct? Maybe it was just the conditions but the roof seemed like maybe 5.9, 5.10
|By Ryan Arnold|
Jun 5, 2012
I have the gear left on the climb when the scout leader fell yesterday. Message me with gear description so I can get it back to you.
I've seen several accidents on this climb over the years...
|By Brandon Ashby|
From: Kamas, UT
Jun 1, 2013
Pretty "blah" climbing until the roof, which is pretty fun. Holds are polished, but the climbing is less than vertical.
May 20, 2014
Roof makes the climb worth it.