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Special Verdict 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Steve Johnson, Tom Blake, 1986
Season: year round
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Submitted By: Airbiscuit on Jan 8, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Special Verdict on the left.

Description 

This is pretty much a one pitch wonder, but this area is good for groups that want to get out. I would call this cimb a good one for the first timers. There is a little something for everyone. Try the finger crack variation on TR, it's pretty good.

Location 

This is the corner opposite the Oliver Perry Smith Buttress climb in the sunken recess.

Protection 

Standard desert rack, two bolt anchor at the top.

Eds. some may want a #5 near the top.


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Jesse in the corner.
Jesse in the corner.

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By Ryan-GJ
From: Grand Junction, CO
May 16, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I would not say this is a good route for first timers at all. It is s fun, moderate pitch in Grand Junction's backyard. We used 3 BD #2s and 3 BD #1s as well as three #0.75s.
By Peter Blank
From: Grand Junction, Colorado
Apr 26, 2014

I think most people will want at least one #5.