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Will the Wolf Survive? 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 4 pitches, 400'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Dane Bass and Ed Wright
Season: year round
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Submitted By: 8jimi8 on Jan 8, 2007

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Joy Weber leading out into space on pitch 4 of Wil...


4 pitches, 5 rappel stations:

P1: 5.8
P2: 5.9+ Bolted layback crack; it's sharp!
P3: 5.9+ Don't stop at the extra rappel station.
P4: 5.10a Crux pitch. Step out over the void and pull to the top of razor ridge.

Make sure you look through hole in the wall and see the other side of the next canyon before you get out on the last pitch.


Half way up the canyon on the right side. The route starts next to a table-sized rock on the path.


Bolts every 10-15 feet. 60m rope will get you up and down.

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By Matt Walker
Jan 31, 2007

this is a cool route and a unique location in the park. there are a few other worthwhile routes in lobo canyon - so it is worth the hike. the route is not as free of sharp vegitation as other walls - plus the rock is considerably sharper. i remember lots of fossils in the rock on this route. the last pitch is great and exposed. more of a boulder problem with exposure.
By Danny Inman
From: Arvada
Mar 27, 2007

The first couple moves of the last pitch are stellar. The rest of the route is also very good.
By Bryan Howell
From: San Francisco, CA
Dec 19, 2007

Ooooh yeah, leading that last pitch is key. One of the highlights of the park...
By gblauer
From: Wayne, PA
Jan 20, 2009

Great climb, last pitch is fun, but short. Hike to climb is longer than you think...just keep counting the bolt lines and you will eventually get to the climb.
By Terry Knowles
Sep 30, 2012

One of the nicest routes I've climbed. Fourth pitch is amazing.
By Jim Morse
From: Cordova, TN
Dec 28, 2012

Good route overall. That last move out onto the last pitch really makes it. Took me a minute to convince myself that I was going to be able to step out and stay on...
By Andrew Mayer
Dec 24, 2014

Awesome route! A couple notes:

P1 - felt more like 5.9
P2 - stellar
P3 - the longest pitch, about 120ft, took 13 draws if I remember correctly. a little pumpy
P4 - as mentioned, the first 3 bolts are wonderfully exposed climbing. short pitch, maybe 50ft

could certainly link pitches 1 and 2

4 raps to get down: 1)summit to top of p3, 2) to rap station 1/4 up p3, 3) to p1 anchor, 4) to the ground. you MIGHT be able to do raps 1 and 2 in a single rappel with a 70m rope but it would be close.
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