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Nihilist

5.12a/b, Sport, 45 ft,  Avg: 3 from 22 votes
FA: Dave Groth (1999)
Wisconsin > Grandad's Bluff > Meader Wall

Description

Easy 5.10 climbing leads to a rest ledge at the second bolt. Take a good rest cause its business from here to the top. Progressively more difficult pulls lead you through a hueco to some excellent crystal pockets and finally to easier terrain at the top. Dont let this fool you though, most everyone falls from indecision just past the last bolt. Many equally magninal feet and crimps will surely have you wondering....what was the sequence again?

Originally graded 5.12d this route has seen a lot of change due to weathering, general use, and perhaps "aggressive cleaning", making past difficult moves far easier. Nowadays this is one of the first .12's done by Lax locals.

Protection

6 bolts

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Ben I. taking a whip off of the redpoint crux
[Hide Photo] Ben I. taking a whip off of the redpoint crux
into the business!
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opening moves before rest ledge.
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Roberto de la Riva pulling the crux on Nihilist
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Pocket Pulling on Nihilist
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David A Groth
Lacrosse
[Hide Comment] Nihilist has 6 bolts and should be given 3 stars for the area.FA Dave Groth ca 1999. The top has a good boulder problem on finger pockets. Nov 15, 2006
Remo
Madison, WI
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] Dave is right, this is a great route. The pockets are excellent and very bouldery. May 3, 2007
Remo
Madison, WI
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] Yeah this route feels much easier these days. Still an Excellent route. Sep 29, 2008
Bingman
Fort Collins, CO
  5.12
[Hide Comment] Did some holds break or get bigger on this route?? This used to be the hardest route on the wall for me. 12a/b?? That Travis guy is just Mr. Sandbag these days - what a jerk. Oct 10, 2008