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Stiff Little Fingers 

YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Johnson?
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Submitted By: Lauren D. Hollingsworth on Jul 26, 2007
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Description 

This is the only bolted climb on Turkey Perch.


Location 

It is in the middle of the crag, just look for bolts. Per David Hodges: This line is in between Steppenwolf and Gobble Up.


Protection 

4? bolts.



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By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Aug 27, 2007

Woooo! Maybe I just didn't bring my slab skills with me yesterday, but this felt awfully stiff for .11c/d! Terribly thin in sections, and definitely requires good slab skills. I would probably put this at .12a, it felt harder than Liquid Acrobat - at least that climb has holds. Anyways, may have just been a bad day for me, but I would say this is 12a.

By David Hodges
From: Parker, Colorado
Apr 8, 2008

Just a little constructive criticism, a bit more information would be helpful in the description. For example, listing how many bolts are on this climb would be helpful, (I believe 4?). This line is in between Steppenwolf and Gobble Up, yes it's the only bolted line but the first bolt is not obvious. Also, I can't even dog this one on TR so I'm assuming that 12a must be a pretty fair rating.

By Levi Rose
From: Woodland Park, CO
Feb 26, 2009

I would agree that the route feels harder than Liquid Acrobat. I think over the years some of the feldspar crystals have become dislodged (perhaps between the 1st and 2nd bolt), making the moves on the route harder. Or maybe it was always that hard?

By LeeAB
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From: ABQ, NM
Mar 1, 2009

FA Mike Johnson, I'm pretty sure.

By David Hodges
From: Parker, Colorado
Apr 27, 2009

FWIW, I was climbing here 3 weeks ago and the bolt was in the same place as it's been for the last 6 years I have been climbing at Turkey Perch.

By Bogs
From: Lakewood, CO
Apr 28, 2009

Must have got it wrong, my mistake, no worries.

By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 8, 2009

You can get gear before the first bolt- a green Alien or a TCU or maybe a nut.
A #1 Camalot is nice for the horizontal crack up high.
Finishing directly over the last bolt without using the adjacent cracks seemed really difficult, maybe harder than the first crux (after bolt 1).

By Andrew James C
From: Portland, OR
Jul 7, 2010

Fortunately easy climbing to the first bolt. Prepare for a ride, I'd give it 5.12a/b.

By NickinCO
From: colorado
Mar 15, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Couldn't get more than one move past the first bolt. Very stiff for 11c like my book calls it!