Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Jimmy Porter, Mike Head, Laura Kelly
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Shared By: Bobby Hanson on Dec 31, 2004 with updates from CASA Climbing Assn. of So. AZ
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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This climb is on the west side of Swim Fin, facing the Mean Mistreater wall. Obvious bolt line up the tower with a small roof about half way up.


Good bolting. It is a bit far to the first bolt, but if you are nervous, you can get an RP in along the way.

Bolts and top-anchors updated by CASA in 2017.


Wes Turner
az / pa
Wes Turner   az / pa
I think this climb is a blast. on a super windy windy point day this one has got to get another star! ha ( gusts up to 50! fun) Aug 10, 2004
Vincent Greene  
The face to the right of the bolts is about a 5.10a. It can be led using the same bolts clipping from the left side or top roped. Sep 27, 2004
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
Before the first bolt there is a perfect placement for the orange alien or a .75 Camalot. This would be for those who don't like the prospect of the fall onto the slab. Oct 10, 2005
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
Interesting that someone went and added a bolt right next to a perfectly good gear placement on this route very recently. It must have seen several hundred ascents before someone just thought, " why would I carry a cam or nut when I could just slam in bolt right here." Nov 2, 2006
Timothy Roehr
Timothy Roehr   Tucson,Az
I have seen this in a couple of places on Mt. Lemmon. Nov 3, 2006
There are many, many bolts on Lemmon that are not needed. It is unfortunate. Feb 23, 2007
1Eric Rhicard
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
If you don't like them don't clip them. You can make a career out of skipping bolts, it is fun, I do it regularly. It helps me prepare for the days I will have to run it out a ways. I put in lots of bolts I don't need as I could easily solo many of the routes I put up. It certainly would be cheaper. Sometimes I space the bolts out to make the lead more exciting, and sometimes I add a bolt so someone at their limit of ability can dog the crux into submission as I have sometimes done. Sometimes I put bolts next to perfectly good gear placements because I don't want to carry a rack to place one or two pieces. Put up new routes in the style you prefer and let your routes do the talking. Either way have fun out there. Jun 11, 2007
Derek Anderson
Tucson, AZ
Derek Anderson   Tucson, AZ
fun route , and great views! Oct 23, 2009
Justin Headley   Tucson
I checked this route out today. The aforementioned bolt was chopped. Apr 25, 2014
This, along with multitudes of other climbs have been altered in one way or another since I started climbing here in '95. I agree, climb it the way you like, skip bolts, etc. I can't be the only one who has burnt out and was super happy that I found a bolt instead of having to fumble though my rack? It gets downright SCARY at times! Oct 20, 2016
The fixed anchors on this route were updated by CASA in 2017. See the full list of updated climbs at theclimbershome.org/about-t…

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