I really like this climb. It's a sport climb, but feels like a trad route. When you stop and think about it no move feels harder than 5.5. That's as long as you stem up the corner properly. 5.7's on limestone usually aren't this fun or thought provoking. It climbs up and to the right, ending in the right side of the roof.
"Remember, concentrate on the moment. Feel, don't think. Trust your instincts."-Qui-Gon Jinn from The Phantom Menace.
This is the large left-facing corner under the huge roof to the right of the large arch.
7 bolts and anchors.
|Comments on The Phantom Menace
|By Bad Sock Puppet|
May 22, 2009
This one is a good warm-up, but seems a little technical in the middle for a 5.7. But that's just my two cents.
|By Eric Godfrey|
From: slc, ut
May 27, 2009
Maybe I didn't "stem up the corner properly," because I thought this felt a little harder than 5.7 as well. Very fun for the grade.
|By Adam Wilson|
From: Provo, UT
May 29, 2009
Spoiler alert: work the down pressure! If it feels hard than 6ish, look for a hidden hold, or better feet.
|By Dylan Gene|
From: Napa, CA
Jun 16, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
Awesome and fun route. Definitely use your stemming skills, then pull over the roof.
|By Matt Park|
Jun 13, 2011
This one is fun but I agree, feels a bit harder than a 7 especially if you don't stem
|By Kenny Clark|
From: State College, PA
Jul 2, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
It seems like this is a little height dependent to be a 5.7/8. I was always able to reach the holds and clip the bolts, but my wife is 5'5", and had to do some technical face moves to get past some parts. Overall, I feel like it's a great climb, with a lot of fun movement on it.
From: Holladay, Utah
May 4, 2012
I've been lead climbing for just two weeks now and moved off of The Appendage and Layer Cakes (some 5.7s and 5.8s)to do this route - which was a lot of fun. I found this to be a great "next route" after spending a lot of time practicing clipping on Appendage's shorter routes. Well worth the approach and a good route for novice lead climbers with some experience.
|By Tyson Taylor|
Jun 8, 2012
If it were granite or sandstone, it would be a classic trad 5.7.
It's not much harder, but it involves unique movements that are rare for the grade on bolted routes. It feels very traditional.