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Special Verdict 

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

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [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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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.


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


Standard desert rack, two bolt anchor at the top.

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