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The Flake 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Adam Broadbent on May 9, 2001

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Cherese coming of the overhang

Description 

This route can be found directly behind the Storm Mountain Amphitheatre, left of the prominent roof, in a corner, behind a pine tree (whew!). The first pitch follows a rough corner system 60' into a steep gully, to a belay off of cracks and boulders on left side of gully. Next pitch heads up opposite side of gully along a wide (5"), jagged crack that separates a huge block from the mountain. Sparse protection through here so take advatage of everything. After 50', mantle onto the block, clip finishing bolts of climb on outside face (or contrive a beautiful directional), and head up around brief face, off of the block to a rocky belay. Walk off as described for Layback Crack.

Protection 

Bring a standard rack (camalot sizes to 3 & all stoppers). Bring some long runners to tie of trees and rocks at the belays. A cordellete helps out a lot.


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View from the top.  My wife was a quick study on c...
View from the top. My wife was a quick study on c...
Belay Station  - - - Cherese and Cody
Belay Station - - - Cherese and Cody
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By Nathan Fisher
Apr 14, 2004
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Nice climb. Love the finish.
By Ryan Brough
From: Arvada, Colorado
Jun 29, 2007
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Can be led in one pitch with a 60 meter rope. You can make two single rope rappels if you aren't fond of walk offs. I like to rappel over the Amphitheater Overhang and swing for a bit. My favorite part of the climb is at the beginning, inside the corner pulling around the two roofs. The finish is nice and airy though.
By Jon Behrmann
From: Herriman
May 29, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Pitch # 1 fun climb. Climb about 60 feet. Place your gear in areas to prevent rope drag and use long runners. I only set 2 pieces on this pitch. Fun beginner climb. When you get to a flat ledge you can stand on set a belay station.

Pitch # 2 traverse to the wall over to the right if your looking at the mountain head on. Climb the obvious crack. Their is scares protection unless you take some big cams. At the top you will see a place with two bolts in the wall. Set your belay their and bring the other climber up.

When the top is reached the rappel station is on the right side of your belay station on the wall that drops off. Dont worry about rappelling with a 60 meter rope. When you get about 3/4 of the way their is another set of chains to finish it off.
By Donovan
From: West Jordan, Utah
Oct 8, 2010

Belayers beware! The first pitch is rather dirty. Watch out for falling rocks!