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Wild Thing 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: CP Little
Season: Afternoon Shade (Approx 4pm)
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Submitted By: Hendrixson on Dec 18, 2010

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Description 

"Wild Thing" ascends a vertical face to a right facing corner ledge. End the route by pulling a lip onto the gray, sharp variety of limestone.

Unfortunately this route proved too wild for me. I aided through the blank face crux and even on top rope could not decipher a sequence; a sequence I may have made more difficult by ripping off a possibly key hold. A final kick in the nuts was delivered with a headpoint finish that proved too mentally taxing for my delicate sensibilities. After a shrill scream and a nice fall, I left a bail biner and my dignity on this line.

Despite leaving with my tail between my legs, I continue to marinate on this route and would like to return to it at some point.


Location 

Located near the "Celebrity Cave", "Wild Thing" is the fifth route from the left. It starts in a thorny bush, which could stand to be trimmed.


Protection 

Bolts. Leaver biners for anchors.



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By Hendrixson
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From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 8, 2013

It took three years but I finally returned. The blank section three bolts in can be solved with a series of presses, making for a very unique sequence. Alternatively it can be overcome with a powerful, dynamic sequence. The headpoint finish is exhilarating but completely safe. All in all, a nice route worth climbing.