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Stolen Land 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Stuemke
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Jul 14, 2001

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Rodney Yee would be [jealous] of this location.


This is the right line on the Altar, the beautiful pinnacle on the right side of the Vestibule.

Clip the 1st bolt and boulder out the crux moves, a thin crank. From here, the climb follows incipent seams for five more bolts on pretty continous 10 climbing. Remember a #5 Rock or equivalent for the last moves unless you are comfortable running it out, or escaping left to the top of Tabula Rasa.

You might consider this a three star if you like bouldery routes, obviously I prefer continous lines. It is stellar nonetheless.


6 bolts to 2 bolt anchor. Note: A #5 rock or equivalent can be used in the crack after the last bolt before the anchors - or run it out.

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Wyatt onsighting Stolen Land
Wyatt onsighting Stolen Land
Brit Mark Savage cranking (c) Jesse Ryan 1997
Brit Mark Savage cranking (c) Jesse Ryan 1997
Approximate bolt locations
BETA PHOTO: Approximate bolt locations
Me onsighting Stolen Land 2 years ago.
Me onsighting Stolen Land 2 years ago.

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By Crusty
Feb 3, 2003

I think this is the RIGHT hand route on the Altar; just right of Tabula Rasa.
By Nate Christiansen
Jul 24, 2003

5.11c/d possible
By Jeremy
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 30, 2005

A bolt has been added to the top of this route (not by me). No nuts are needed.
By Brian Faulkner
From: Fort Collins
May 23, 2005

This is an awesome route. It makes Tabula Rasa seem way easy. The beginning is a bit bouldery, but the rest of it is solid and continuous. A few weeks ago I was there and one the important hold was pulled off and it made the beginning even more difficult. I only top roped it, but I imagine its a spicy lead. If your climber takes a fall near the bottom make sure they do not get an enema with the log/rock that's at the bottom.
By Ross
From: Pinewood Springs
Jul 23, 2007

Classic 11 move at the 1st bolt, once you figure it out.
By andtheodor
Jun 27, 2009
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Bolted all the way up, good protection after the 1st clip. Similar to Tabula but more fun (and not much harder) with better sequences.
By Mike Humphries
From: Arvada, CO
Jun 11, 2015
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

While both routes are fun, I thought this was waaay better than Tabula Rasa. Perfect rock, the route follows the bolt line (Tabula climbs mostly to the left of the bolts) with a low, crimpy crux with continuous and thought provoking slabbing above.
By michalm
Aug 3, 2015
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

I got on this route hearing that there is a 10c on this slab. It was a rather stiff warmup. I agree with the previous statement that this route has more interesting moves and features than Tabula Rasa. This is 4 star slab climbing.
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