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Routes in Project Wall
|Apocalypse '91 S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Bottom Feeder S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Defenseless Betty S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Eighth Day (aka MC 900 FT Jesus), The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Fist Full of Dollars S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Gay Science, The S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Gayness, The S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Goofy Foot S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Hang 'Em High S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Hang 'Em Higher S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Irie Meditation S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Little Monkey S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Living in Fear S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Mighty Mouse S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Modest Mouse S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Mouse Trap S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Of Mice and Men S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Present Tense S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Rehabilitator S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a|
|Sick Little Monkey S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Simply Read S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Simply Redlined S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Sometimes Always S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Strange Ranger S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Top Feeder S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Twisted S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Waka Flocka S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b|
|War and Peace S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Type:||Sport, 110 ft|
|Page Views:||2,251 total, 12/month|
|Shared By:||Pinklebear on Jul 20, 2002|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionAdam Stack called this the hardest of the Project Wall routes and for good reason -- it's one of the longest and most sustained.
Present Tense is two routes right of Living in Fear, or three routes left of Simply Read. It starts in the same place as Sometimes Always (up on the bone-white dirt heap above the parking spots) but trends right above the first bolt along a seam before heading up into a shallow corner capped by a roof and a long blue streak.
Boulder up the grey rock to the first bolt (the glue-in ring on the right). Underclings get you to the second clip. Sustained, perplexing climbing leads right to a hand jam. Bust a crimpy move into a kneebar rest. The next 40 feet, while littered with positive holds, is very sustained. A knee-scum rest below the finishing roof helps you bleed it back. Straight up over the roof into the blue streak is harder (this is how it originally went), but some climbers have gone left onto Sometimes Always then moved back right on the headwall. Slabby, but interesting climbing takes you to the anchor.
A 60-meter rope just reaches (if you stay into the belayer's side of the rope), so tie a knot in the end and lower slowly.
This is probably one of the most spectacular pitches at Rifle.
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