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Tree Start 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Summer and early Fall
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Submitted By: Rodger Raubach on Oct 11, 2010

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Description 

This route on the East face of Bath Rock begins in an alcove behind a prominent juniper tree near the sign "Bath Rock." Climb up and then right following some slanting cracks into a prominent dihedral. Follow the dihedral to where it steepens and set a belay. Gear belay using larger cams.Several options present here, but following line of least resistance upward initially left to a crack and trending right, up through several overlaps to a notch at the top of the rock. Gear anchor. Also described in the Bingham guidebook, and rated 5.5*

Location 

East face of bath Rock.
Descend the rebar route on the SW face.

Protection 

No fixed gear, bring cams to 4". Several smaller cams and nuts are helpful, and longer runners to reduce rope drag.


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Start of route behind prominent juniper, near sign...
BETA PHOTO: Start of route behind prominent juniper, near sign...
Slanting cracks leading to prominent dihedral.
BETA PHOTO: Slanting cracks leading to prominent dihedral.
tree start am solo 5.5 *
tree start am solo 5.5 *
Upper portion of route, trends towards notch on sk...
BETA PHOTO: Upper portion of route, trends towards notch on sk...
Noah's first major trad route follow/clean!
Noah's first major trad route follow/clean!
Direct view of the route.
BETA PHOTO: Direct view of the route.
Unknown climber on first pitch of "Tree Start...
Unknown climber on first pitch of "Tree Start...
Noah coming over the crest at the top.
Noah coming over the crest at the top.
Hannah Choi on her first trad lead.  Shazam.
Hannah Choi on her first trad lead. Shazam.

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By wasatch-mtn-man
Jun 13, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Not a bad beginner's trad route to lead or follow. My son and I did this with a single 60m rope that put us just about 10 feet from the top at a nice boulder to sling as a belay station. From there it was an easy scramble to the top and then left to descend the rebar route.

Need to make good use of slings to decrease rope drag. Very mellow, well-protected route.
By Gabriel Tallent
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 8, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Very, very mellow. Most of the route was barely 5th class, with a 5.5 "crux." Once on top, it took us a little bit of wandering to find Rebar Route. If you're not confident, it's a good idea to locate the descent route before getting on top.

There is also a single huge iron ring at the top. I have no idea what it's there for, but you might be able to rap off it––?
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