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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mia Axon, Doug MacDonald, Greg Davis, Rita Davis, Doug Nethercutt
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Submitted By: J. Buhl on May 4, 2003

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Through the crux.


Round-Up is about fifty to seventy-five feet to the climbers left from Texas Two Step (over, around and through some large boulders). The climb starts up a couple moves of suspect holds to parallel finger cracks. The right side takes green aliens. Establish yourself on the finger crack and make some bouldery moves (.11a) to gain the hand crack. Stroker hands eventually taper to .75-.5 camalot size at a horizontal break. Move up and right at the horizontal break continuing with hands to large hands to the top and a two bolt anchor. The climb is a little sandy at the bottom and the very top...but an excellent climb for the grade and very safe.


The route takes gear ranging from small fingers to big hands. 2x Green Aliens protect the start then .5, .75, #1, #2, and #3 camalots. Doubles in the #1, #2, and #3 sizes (perhaps an additional #3 if this is a difficult hand size for you)

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By Scott N
May 9, 2003

A great climb for those wanting a break from the hand cracks at Maverick. Also a good climb on hot days, as it stays shady a good part of the day. Green aliens are key in the beginning!
By Anonymous Coward
May 18, 2004

Felt a lot easier than 11-.
By Wade Griffith
Apr 10, 2008
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Probably more like a 10b my partner and I thought. Especially after having just done Tequila Sunrise which is 10d. Tequila Sunrise is much harder.
By Tyson
From: Salt lake city, ut
Oct 16, 2011

Awesome climb for sure. I typically have to fight hard to get up 5.11s and I didn't have any trouble leading this. Felt like 10-. I found it easier than Hot Toddy.
By Gaar
From: Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Sep 6, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

By Alexander Nees
From: Grand Junction, CO
Sep 7, 2012
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Great climb; I'd say it has a single hard move that's 5.10+. The rest is much easier, and there's good gear the whole way.
By Eric Baker
Mar 27, 2014

COLUMN IS LOOSE! While climbing this route the column shifted to one side and came out slightly (an inch or so).
By John F
Nov 10, 2014

Per Eric's comment, we tested the rock w a slight tug on a piece and found the whole column to flex/shift. Weighting it fully or taking a whip on it could blow the whole thing and put you on the ground. Clearly has been deteriorating over time. We bailed and carefully down climbed.
By michael s...
From: Asheville, NC
Apr 30, 2015

Climbed it on 4/29/15. Didn't notice anything loose. Did not die. Definitely not 5.11.
By Mary Lane
From: Estes Park, CO
Aug 9, 2015

We climbed this yesterday and didn't notice anything being loose or scary. The first 5-8 feet have a couple moves that aren't totally solid but I wouldn't have even noticed if not for the above comments. Maybe those folks weren't used to sandstone?? Fantastic route, very sandy at least yesterday, but I would stick with the 5.11a rating. Could be considered 10c somewhere else but given that Gunsmoke next door is an 11a, I wouldn't rate this one any easier. In fact, I thought the initial finger crack moves were pretty tricky. But after that it was awesome!
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