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Walking Pneumonia 

Crimping Lessons 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Louie Anderson & Tom Keaty, December 1991
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Submitted By: john durr on Oct 5, 2010
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Whether you learn to crimp on this or not, it will definitely bite your finger tips. Ouch!

Follow 5 bolts up steep, sustained and sharp edges. Although the bolts are straight up and down, (how does that happen?), you might want to try to route-find a little. The technical crux is probably getting to and past the first bolt.


You will find this route squeezed between Solid Gold and My Laundry up a faint rust colored streak.


5 old 5/16" button heads, they still seem pretty good by Josh standards and a two bolt belay / rappel anchor with chains. The hangers on this anchor are rusty, cracked leepers. Lower off with one 60 meter rope. Most mortals will consider stick clipping the first bolt.

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By Randy
Oct 6, 2010

Probably 2 or 3 stars out of 5.

Giving it only 1 star on this site is kinda harsh (even if the route is harsh on your fingers).