Roll the Bones
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My first lead climb.
This is the right-most route on the main face of the Slips crag, visible from the road. Fun edge moves up a sloped quartzite face. There may be a queue to get on this route on nice weekend afternoons.
Six bolts to a double chain anchor at chest level above a very comfortable ledge. Well protected.
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Tosh Peters on Lead Photo: Rocky Maloney
Rocky Maloney on Top Rope
Photo: Max Peters
|Comments on Roll the Bones
|By Anonymous Coward|
Apr 16, 2004
Rated the same as Italian Arete (5.6), this one is more difficult and foot dependent. Thinner hand holds and plenty of edging. The diagonal crack 1/2 way up is helpful. Pre-clip the first draw for safety -- the bottom part of the route is slabby.
From: salt lake city, UT
Aug 14, 2006
My first sport lead, definitely a heady first lead because of the edging and crimps great fun none the less
|By Rebecca Airmet|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 14, 2006
This is a great place to take new leaders or new climbers because the falls are really clean. Great place to learn to use those feet!
|By Lee Gitlin|
Sep 3, 2006
Completely different climbing than Italian Arete. Roll the bones is an easy face climb, with much smaller holds and different technique required (e.g. remembering where you just had your hands, since that will become your best foot placement).
Took my daughter (age 19) here for her third-ever climbing experience. We first climbed Italian Arete, then Roll the Bones. She found the route easier than Italian Arete, perhaps because it is less steep.