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Wet Itchies 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Jason Stevens
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Submitted By: John J. Glime on Sep 5, 2004

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Sheri at the anchors of Wet Itchies; she got lucky...

Description 

Climb up the obvious waterstreak to the left of Choose your Weapon, and to the right of the moss. There are about 6 bolts which lead to a two bolt anchor. A fun, straightforward, easy climb for the area.

Protection 

9 bolts, chain anchors, and a helmet for the belayer is always recommended here.


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By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 16, 2006
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Watch out if climbing this route this year (2006); half way up the route in a finger pocket is a bees nest and I got swarmed and stung by the devils. The pocket is right to the left hand side by the 4th or 5th bolt; beware. Other than that, excellent warm up route! Solid 5.9+ if the bees are swarming and stinging you.:)
By Ryan Brough
From: Arvada, Colorado
Sep 4, 2006
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Funny, there was a bat screeching at us in a pocket on this route.
By Jason Stevens
From: Ephraim, UT
May 14, 2010

I replaced the anchors on this route today, May 14, 2010. They have been in dire need or replacement for years and I finally got around to it. The previous anchor station was at a break in the wall where the route turns from vertical to a low-angle couloir. They are now located about 10 feet higher and to the right, out of the water streak. You have to make the mantel move over the top to get to them now. I replaced the previous anchor station with a new protection bolt. I also checked all of the other bolts and they are tight and good to go. I think I'll replace ALL of them with glue-ins this summer.

Maybe this route will get a little higher quality rating with the new anchor station. I've always thought it was better than 1.5 stars. More like 2.5

Enjoy!

Jason Stevens
By Greg Taylor
May 17, 2010

This is a nice route for beginners. Good holds and lots of places to rest.

Thank you for replacing the anchors however the new location doesn't make sense to me. Would have been great if they were below the lip to avoid rope drag and an odd ending to an otherwise nice climb.
By Chris H L
Sep 16, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This climb was a bit dirty. The end was really weird. There is a nice rest stop where the anchors should have been but instead you have to mantle over the top into a pile of moss and dirt to get to them. Okay, but there are better climbs around.
By Lindsey Robinson
From: Ogden, UT
Jun 3, 2014

Having to clear the ledge to get to the anchors is fun, but creates so much nasty rope drag if you belay down or TR after that. Not a fan of that, but otherwise it was a good climb for our first trip to Maple.