Avg: 2.9 from 9 votes
|FA:||Nate Postma, 1989|
|Page Views:||1,511 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||ferrells on May 19, 2006|
|Admins:||Kris Gorny, Chris treggE|
DescriptionRock Pigs is a mostly fun route that offers thoughtful cruxes and great position. By no means would I recommend climbing this if you have not done Mississippi Burning, Living All Over Me, Femme Fatale, Advanced Birding, Light My Fire, or Preemptive Strike. But if you are local, and need something after having done these routes, Rock Pigs is the climb for you.
The most powerful moves are at the start (which can be a little disquieting, if you don't know they're the hardest moves), and they give way to fun, pretty easy climbing for twenty feet or so.
The crux, illustrated vividly at right, is fun, and allows for some creativity. For a couple of suggestions for beta, check the comments below. The rest of the route allows you to work on your climbing-shitty-rock-without-pulling anything-off skills.
Update: with about fifty times as many people able to climb 12+ in MN now, compared to when I climbed this, this route is getting a lot of attention, and is getting cleaner. Next time someone gets on it, could you post information onthe status of its hardware? That was its other black eye, for sure, when I did it.