The Higher, Harder One
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climbing THE HIGHER HARDER ONE 5.12a
Got on this before I knew which route was which. I intended to do Simple Simon but the big starting holds on this made me think I was on Simon. But the route just kept going and had moves that were way harder than 11b. I was really enjoying the sequences though so I decided to just climb it. Granted it took a few more tries..
The big jugs to the left of the Simple Simon start and just keep going...and going...
|Comments on The Higher, Harder One
|By Darren Knezek|
May 22, 2008
The FA was Darren Knezek and Bill Boyle. I originally climbed to the left from the anchors of Simple Simon using nuts and cams and put the anchors halfway up the wall. Called it the High, Hard One and rated it 5.11b. The old anchors stopped right in the middle of the climbing. A few years later Boyle wanted to extend the route up to the top of the wall as well as the climb to the left called Everest 101. I agreed as we both thought the routes should stop where the climbing stops and the grades went from the 5.11's to the 5.12's. Even though I put it up, I think its the best of the 12a's here on The Bad Bananas Wall. A really neat pumpy start followed by a tricky rest and then a steep powerful ending.
|By Aaron Child|
Nov 15, 2008
Awesome route! Very cool movement at the end. Pumpy yet very enjoyable start
From: centerville, utah
Feb 23, 2010
Absolutely fabulous route with a tough first 4 bolts then lets up to a tedious rest, then up thru the last crux. Endurance and technical climbing with some nice delicate liebacks and some good slopers. Thanks DK for an awesome climb. My fav on the wall and well, higher and harder than the left 2 12a's.