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Whatchamacallit 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 140'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mike Diesen
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Submitted By: Mike Diesen on Jan 7, 2009

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Todd leading the second pitch of Whatchamacallit.

Description 

straightforward climb up through the v slot. Crux would be the small roof half way up and a couple tricky moves climbing to the second and third bolts on the second pitch


Location 

Starts on face to the right of the ramp right of Pop Rocks.


Protection 

bolts, chains for midpoint and top anchors



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Mike warming up on his own route. Rope shows the way.
BETA PHOTO: Mike warming up on his own route. Rope shows the w...
Leading Whatchamacallit. <br /> <br />Photo by Todd K.
Leading Whatchamacallit.

Photo by Todd K.
sean doing his thing
sean doing his thing
Yeah a butt shot, but first pic of route.  Near middle of Sweet Rock, a ton of fun.  The first pitch is all I climbed - a 5.7.  the guys who set the route were there.  Well-placed bolts, a favorite of our whole party.
BETA PHOTO: Yeah a butt shot, but first pic of route. Near mi...
Eric & Ben on Whatchamacallit
Eric & Ben on Whatchamacallit
Todd following the first pitch.
Todd following the first pitch.
I will go out on the limb and call this the FDA (First Dreadlocked Ascent) by Jamie Tinnin and Ella Bump. December 2011.
I will go out on the limb and call this the FDA (F...
Following the second pitch. <br /> <br />Photo by Todd K.
Following the second pitch.

Photo by Todd K.
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By Mike Diesen
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Feb 4, 2009

The second pitch follows bolts on the face right of a left leaning crack. When I originally climbed it I went up the crack on gear. As an alternative I left the crack as a gear lead. It goes at about 5.6 or easy 5.7.

By Mike Dudley
From: Vegas
Feb 6, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Second Mike on that second pitch on gear. The crack is really fun and takes gear. Give it a try.

By Daryl Allan
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Jul 23, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

You can rap from the top (2nd) anchor with a 60m rope if you are CAREFUL. Tie a knot if you have to but near the end of the rap, you can reach down to clean last (lowest) draw and then swing left to pull rope and scramble down from easy ledge about 15 feet up.

By Luke Bertelsen
Feb 21, 2014

Loose holds, marked with "x", above bolt 3. As seems common for the area there are some rotten bands of rock low on this climb. Regardless of how clean a route might seem or how much traffic it has had be aware when you are pulling on the bigger holds.

By Gunks
From: Gunks, NY
Mar 2, 2014

Compared to Kit Kat on the right, the 1st pitch is more like a 5.6.