The Ridiculous Finish
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From the Humerous anchor, this direct finish continues straight up on slightly overhanging face climbing past 2 bolts to the top of the overhanging block, where there is a 2-bolt rappel/lower-off anchor (100 feet).
2 more bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.
|Comments on The Ridiculous Finish
Apr 23, 2007
Fun moves, with some tricky beta. Pumps you out more than you would think for the distance.
|By susan peplow|
From: Joshua Tree
May 30, 2008
Murf, you climb a lot in Josh, you really think that thing is .11b? I led it today after not climbing in Josh for 4 months & hung after the first bolt. Figured it was my head, grains, ... but not the grade. Confirm it's a true 11b and I'll be pretty happy vs. disgusted I hung when I didn't need to.
After you get established it really is some fun climbing and absolutely worth doing if you're in the area. May be short but packs a good punch.
Finish hold to clip the anchors can be a burner. Also make note that even though the route is 2 bolts I clipped the chain anchors at the ledge too so bring an extra draw when linking up humorous with the Ridiculous Finish.
From: Sacramento, CA
May 31, 2008
Nice send, Susan!
May 31, 2008
I'm kinda done w/a,b,c,d, more into 11-, 11, 11+. I think it's 5.11 for the onsite grade. You get this feeling you should undergrade because this bit is so short, but it's tricky, and punchy for its length. You have to think about the ledge that you never get quite far off.
In short, I sound like locker... 5.8+++.
|By Andy Laakmann|
From: Bend, OR
Nov 25, 2008
Fun, and worth the tick if you're at the anchor looking up at it. Good holds, with engaging movement. Felt 10+/11- to me. I didn't realize how steep this mini-pitch was until I looked down from the anchors!
From: San Diego, CA
Jan 28, 2013
Not sure about previous comments, but I climbed this on 1/26/13 and found the thing to be a choss pile. The moves are cool but the rock definitely leaves something to be desired.
Oh yea, and a very crucial knob right in the middle of the crux ripped off right in my hand, mid move. So, its probably harder now.
Keep climbing it and it will be 5.13 in no time...