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Trajan's Column 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tristan Higbee
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tristan Higbee on Apr 7, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Draws hanging on Milvian Bridge.

Description 

Fun climbing takes you past a couple big pockets and holes out the steep right side of Hadrian's Wall.

If you stay high, it's probably 5.8+ or 5.9-. If you stay low, it's 5.9+ ish. Stay in the middle and it's 5.9.

Location 

The steep route that's on the far right side of the wall.

Protection 

5 bolts to anchors.


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By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 11, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The bad rock is less manageable on steeper terrain like this without doing some reinforcing. The hands are reasonably good but I kept blowing foothold after foothold.
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Apr 16, 2012

Why don't you try standing on the hand holds then?
And reinforcing? I hope this isn't a suggestion... If it is let's hope it falls on deaf ears.

This is City Creek. Let the choss live free.
By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 16, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I'm not advocating any reinforcing, and I did end up climbing well above the bolt line. Just observing that it likely isn't worth bolting lines that just won't ever clean up.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Apr 17, 2012

"Just observing that it likely isn't worth bolting lines that just won't ever clean up."

Worth it for who? It was worth it for me. This is my favorite route on the wall and I've climbed it a couple times now. I haven't had any footholds break on me when I've climbed it but yeah, the rock down low is bad so I'm not surprised.

As always, your mileage may vary. That holds particularly true for the choss.
By Anson Call
From: Provo, UT
Mar 21, 2013

If you live in the Avenues and you only have a half hour to get outside, you might as well give this one a shot. It wasn't half bad - I really enjoyed the first few moves. There's still a lot of loose rock, so watch out.