Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
P.A.'s Mother
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Altar Boy 
Archbishop, The 
Coed Crack 
E.B. Jeebies 
Exposed Cleavage 
High Hopes 
Hobnail Arete 
Mama's Boy 
Mother of Invention 
R.R. Crossing 
Regular Route 
Throulin's Chimney 
Throulin's Crack 
Tough Guy 
Two Pinches to Paradise 


YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Andy Knight
Page Views: 754
Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Jun 24, 2008
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (14)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
BETA PHOTO: West Face of P.A.'s Mother
1 Pissant 5.10b


Balancy climbing on small holds with a few larger holds here and there.

Start up using small, but positive holds past three bolts to a ledge. Continue above the ledge where the line gets slightly overhanging after the fourth bolt. Straight above the last bolt it is quite thin and desperate, until after a reachy move to another ledge just below the chains.


The left-most bolted route on the west face of P.A.'s Mother.


6 bolts, chain anchors.

Photos of Pissant Slideshow Add Photo
One bolt to go then chains
One bolt to go then chains
Comments on Pissant Add Comment
Show which comments
By Tristan Higbee
From: Thailand
May 7, 2009

The part after the last bolt is THIN! I was running out of gas and had to lunge for the great top-out ledge. That for me was the crux.

By Jon Bitter
From: Waco, Tx
Sep 7, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

I agree with everything about the top, but the bottom was tougher than I expected too. The only way I could figure out to do it was to use the crack and pull straight off to the right.

By Kenny Clark
From: State College, PA
Jul 13, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

I agree about the lunge to the top-out ledge. It's the best way to get past that part. Get some decent holds, and go for it. There are really no feet to move up on, plus, the dyno is fun. I guess, if you can get it, you could traverse out left and skip it all, but you're definitely missing the 10b.