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So Wild 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: K. Mclaughlin, Schuler
Season: anytime
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Submitted By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 22, 2008

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Description 

Hands to wild steep wall. This route is challenging for the grade. As of May 30th 2010 this route now has 2 bolts added. As you exit the crack out right, bolts protect the wild moves onto the ramp. This is one of the best 5.10+/5.11- pitches around. A must do now that the bolts make it sane.

Location 

This is just right of Futile.

Protection 

All the sizes - cams up to a #4, and small gear all the way down to small wires, plus 2 QDs.


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"Tina, meet Patina."
"Tina, meet Patina."
Christopher Jones steppin' up on SO WILD.
Christopher Jones steppin' up on SO WILD.
Futile Attraction and So Wild.
BETA PHOTO: Futile Attraction and So Wild.
Middle section- getting full attention from Christopher Jones.
Middle section- getting full attention from Christ...
Monty on the awesome SO WILD.
Monty on the awesome SO WILD.
The WILD finish.
The WILD finish.
Take 1 part wide crack, 2 parts new shoes and throw in a pinch of "end-o-the-day", and what do you have?  A recipe for stemming.
Take 1 part wide crack, 2 parts new shoes and thro...
A great stance on the upper wall.  You can get a "no hands rest" here.
A great stance on the upper wall. You can get a "...
This amazing route throws in a little of every style of climbing imaginable.
This amazing route throws in a little of every sty...
Moving past the small wire placements, what a fun pitch!
Moving past the small wire placements, what a fun ...
On the ramp above the crux.
On the ramp above the crux.
Go left, young man.
Go left, young man.

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By Lordsokol
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 8, 2008

One of the early moves on this route is an awkward move out from a chimney/crack and around a right overhang to the face. The second "crux" would be a gentle mantle up to underneath the overhang at the top. From there, undercling and move left to around the corner. The moves on this are definitely "wild". This is one of the most interesting and unique granite pitches I have ever been on!
By Monty
From: Golden, CO
May 31, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

WOW! This thing is Sooo Wild and totally awesome. It's more like 5.10e? There is a move low down transfering from the left crack out on to the face that definitely feels 5.11 to me, but the rest of the climbing is just amazing, sustained 5.10+. Not to be missed, might be one of my favorite pitches at The Ridge.
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Jul 19, 2010

In the guidebook, it is suggested that this has the same start as Futile. Does it have the same start as Ramp?
By slim
Administrator
Jul 20, 2010

Guidebook?
By Pinklebear
Jul 20, 2010

I tried this literally the day before the two bolts went in, and got sucked left into the flare (hint: it's kitty-litter and heinous) till I bailed left to finish on Futile Attraction. It's nice that the bolts are there now, to keep your rope running out of the bombay once you step right.

I thought this was harder than most of the 11s at T Ridge, but also found myself having to confabulate some sorta crazy, step-up, ootch-ootch-ootch to get into the underclings at the final roof. Once in those you can place a nice piece....

Spicy! Get on it. Don't break your ass.
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Jul 20, 2010

Errr, little printout with all the routes listed in it? I got it from someone who said they got it from Kevin M.
By slim
Administrator
Jul 21, 2010

Interesting, didn't know a printout existed. Thanks for the info, Phil, I might have a friend in the Springs who might have a copy.
By Scott Bennett
Oct 12, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Very fun route, felt totally safe with the 2 bolts. The move onto the ramp felt just as hard as anything on the supposed "5.12" to the left (Futile Attraction). Both routes felt like easy-ish 5.11.

Once past the bolts, the gear on the arete gets better and better. Which is great, because the final move is committing!

-Scott
By vdzsteaz
From: Denver, CO
May 24, 2011

Very cool, varied route. Sweet stemming leads to some steep pulls around the corner. There is a cool leg thread rest right before the roof.
By Amir
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 2, 2011

Great route.