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Badgering the Witness a.k.a. "The Drilled Sergeant" 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 69'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Blake Workman
Season: Get on it when the gettin's good!
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Submitted By: Brent Larsen on Nov 5, 2010

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Heather climbing Badgering the Witness, 5.11a.

Description 

Some of us have a great respect and affinity for this route because it was our first send at the 5.11 grade, and like any good sergeant, it made us work for it. Some climbers might wish to avoid this route due to what might be called an error in judgement that I won't comment on or judge anyone for. Say what you will, I love this route and make a point to get on it whenever I can. It climbs like a thuggy, overhung pegboard with magical two finger pockets that get you pumped into a state of euphoria right up until a huge bird's nest pocket that becomes your salvation, from the relentless assault, by this prosecuting climb, that makes you drop and give it twenty. The court isn't adjourned until the very top where some huge, slopper holds make you wonder if your guilty of not wanting that send enough.

Location 

It might be the first (or last) climb on The Courthouse Wall. If you can locate Doorf, just take a short hike down the hill. Set up your belayer on the big boulder with the rail road tie next to it and get to work.

Protection 

About ten quickdraws will do the trick. This route has chain anchors. From these anchors you can position your rope into the open-shunt anchors for the route to the left and create a great top rope situation for both routes to get twice the burn.


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Heather on Badgering the Witness, 5.11a
Heather on Badgering the Witness, 5.11a
Heather feels the pump of the bird's nest pocket on Badgering the Witness a.k.a. "The Drilled Sergeant". <br /> <br />Courthouse Wall, Shadowlands. <br />Spearfish Canyon, SD.
Heather feels the pump of the bird's nest pocket o...
Drop and give me twenty!
Drop and give me twenty!

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By Sam Daley
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 29, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This is by far the best 11a that I have ever climbed.
By David Stephens
From: Spokane WA.
Sep 19, 2011

My fat fingers don't fit in the holes...the crux is the holes. They should have been drilled bigger!!! Very good route*****
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jun 21, 2013

Brent, I very much enjoyed the wording of this route description.