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The Paper Route 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Justin McDonald, Darren Knezek, Aaron Wilkinson
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Apr 16, 2007

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Description 

The crux is a bouldery start to the first bolt, then it is fairly easy cruising the rest of the way to the anchors( probably 5.6 to 5.7 after the start).

The rock is sharp and rough, but reasonably solid. Small, sand-sized particles fell throughout our climbing, but nothing large (shop goggles would have been appreciated for the belayers, actually).

Protection 

9 bolts to chain anchors.

Location 

This is the third-from-left route at The Jobsite, at the far left side of the area.


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By Perin Blanchard
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From: Orem, UT
Apr 16, 2007

For what it's worth, someone rated this 5.10a in Rockclimbing.com's database. I didn't think it was quite that hard, but I'm not very good at judging ratings.
By Skyler Penrod
Jul 20, 2008

I don't agree with a .10a rating on this climb. The start is bouldery with a few power moves, but can be easily moved through.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Nov 17, 2008

I would agree that it is nowhere near 5.10. In fact when I was first told about the route right after the FA I was told it was hard 5.7. The opening move is a bit bouldery, but after the 3rd move, it is easy sailing to the top.
This is the best first pitch to Snatch in my opinion.
By Brian Koralewski
From: Springville, Utah
Nov 27, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The first move is about 5.9. Pretty good route.
By John Ross
From: Wasatch Front, UT
Mar 14, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

With all the traffic this route gets it is pretty clean now.
By Sam Cannon
From: Holladay, Utah
Aug 21, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

It seems like this is a bit misleading to call 5.8 - the start felt bouldery 5.9 to me. I've just started climbing in Rock Canyon but the grades seem all over the place on the soft-stiff spectrum. To me LCC and BCC feel fairly consistent (internally, as in 5.10s in LCC tend to be in line with each other, etc) with a few outliers. I guess there have been a lot of different route setters in the area which would explain it, though LCC has had that as well.

I'm not jumping on the RC SUX bandwagon, just making an observation.