Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Richard Wright, Tod Anderson, 2/91
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 26, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

MBA climbs toward a small roof just right of Feeding Frenzy. It starts up a distinct face. Some tricky hands and fingers gets you to a stance just below the roof. Snag the roof and a clip, and then power up to the anchors. This was originally done straight up for a 5.11b move but is frequently done by slipping a bit to the left, and this may knock off a letter grade. It has good stone, nice movement, and is a bit spooky on the sharp end.

Protection

Bring half a dozen draws and something for the double-bolt anchor at the top.

Addendum: 2 bolts were added. Originally a trad piece was used to clip the bolt on the overhang, and that was before the feet got all slick. A low bolt was added, too.
The hangers were replaced 12/06 and 2 bolts added. Originally a trad piece was used to clip the bolt on the overhang and that was before the feet got all slick. A low bolt was added too. Dec 30, 2006
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
  5.11a
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
  5.11a
Thanks, TA. Probably long overdue. This route, and the adjacent, badly need these upgrades. Jan 1, 2007
FA - Feb. 1991 Jul 15, 2008
Chris I
Fort Collins, CO
  5.11a
Chris I   Fort Collins, CO
  5.11a
This route is in the top 10 if not the top 5 5.11s at Table. This climb is pretty much business from bottom to top and a true delight. If climbed directly without getting into the chimney in the upper left of the route, this is definitely a test piece for the grade at Table. Enjoy! May 6, 2011
Dan Hickstein
  5.11b
Dan Hickstein  
  5.11b
What a great climb! A whole bunch of technical face moves and then a juggy roof make this one entertaining from bottom to top. I felt that the face moves were fairly hard to figure out on the first try and were maybe harder than the roof. The footholds are getting really polished, so maybe the climb is getting a little harder with time. Jan 27, 2013
Seth Hogan
Frisco, Co
  5.11-
Seth Hogan   Frisco, Co
  5.11-
Worthwhile. Dec 5, 2016
JR Cook
Fort Collins, CO
  5.11b/c
JR Cook   Fort Collins, CO
  5.11b/c
The anchors on MBA need to be replaced. The bolts, hangers, and chains are rusted, and the bolt on the right is loose. The anchor hardware is outdated (1/4" bolts, I think). The rest of the bolts and hangers are fine for now. If you don't already, always check the hardware on a climb, especially in older areas like North Table for obvious reasons. Don't weight fixed pro (bolts or gear) or fall on it without first inspecting it. Hopefully that's still Climbing 101, but you never know these days.

This is a fun climb, but it's really polished especially in the middle section/crux leading up to the roof. This probably adds a letter grade or two, just depending on what you're used to. Nov 11, 2018