Type: Sport
FA: Rick Leitner, Chris Alber, 2000
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jan 20, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Killer Fish Taco climbs the clean, South-facing wall on the South Face of Surprising Crag and shares its start with Choss Temple Pilots. Juggy moves through a flake lead into very nice and very thin footwork in the middle of the upper plate. KFT is a good route with nothing manufactured that I could detect. 5.11b seems generous, but for someone breaking into a 5.11 lead, this is a decent, well-protected choice.


Seven draws and a rope.
This was given a .10b rating when it was first done, I think the guide book has a misprint. (Still, a nice route) Apr 30, 2002
Easy climbing below the protruding flake leads to some fun slab climbing. The bolts are well placed, so slap on some QDs and have a good time! I'd say the upper face warrants an 5.11b rating if you stay on route. Jul 17, 2003
Anyone know the name and rating of the route to the right of this one, that goes over the roof? Mar 30, 2004
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
The route is called "The Fix" at 5.11a. I am guessing that a few of the holds have questionable origins. Mar 30, 2004
"A few of the holds have questionable origins". What, are they bastards, or were they made in china or smuggeled in from cuba with a bunch of cigars.

No, they are not chipped. There are only 4 or 5 routes out of the 50 or so there that are chipped. Four are on the clock tower and one is up the hill above this climb. Some agressive cleaning on the owl prow (I think). Mar 31, 2004
Go to the page for "The Fix" and you will see that several experienced climbers/route developers came to the same conclusion regarding the modified nature of that route. Greaser, if you are so sure that your assertion is correct, why don't you set the record straight on that page. Mar 31, 2004
...I said it here because it was brought up here, and I did not notice anything obviously chipped. Mar 31, 2004
Nick Fury
Boulder, Colorado
Nick Fury   Boulder, Colorado
Very fun route, there's a sweet heel hook at the top. Jun 14, 2009
keith story
Boulder, CO
keith story   Boulder, CO
Fun moves at the top. Fury went for the delicate tooth and nail dance at the crux, and I went for the dyno. Either way, great route with a puzzling, balancy crux. Aug 31, 2010
My first 11 onsight, and it felt soo good. Super balancy and tenuous I truly thought my foot would pop at any time and I would go sailing. May 11, 2011
Paul Donald Andrews
Nederland, Co.
Paul Donald Andrews   Nederland, Co.
Led KFT last Thurs. June 2nd on a perfect day. Loved it. Bolts are well located. The only real committing part is the move over the flake, which is solid. I thought it easier than the move at the same level on CTP. The upper half is a blast with good holds and elegant moves. Above the flake, I stepped left then up to a good stance. Had to make a long reach back right to clip the bolt for the crux move. High step back right onto a couple more good feet, then reach the lower horizontal crack. Hard finishing move, too. I say, if you stay within reach of the bolt line, you're on route. My partner thought I wandered a little too close to CTP, said the pure line was directly up the bolts. What do you guys think? Jun 5, 2011
James Cranston
Boulder, CO
James Cranston   Boulder, CO
There were definitely some thin, thoughtful moves on the upper face. Sep 16, 2014