Type: TR, 100 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 831 total · 5/month
Shared By: J Beta on Jun 14, 2006
Admins: Burton Lindquist, Doug Hemken, chris tregge, James Schroeder

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Description

The start is the crux and is harder for shorter folks. Studiously avoid the holds on the left corner. One may find it necessary to use holds near the left corner, and which point a decision must be made: Can I use this hold and still look myself in the mirror?

After the initial wall is passed the climb transforms into an enjoyable tour of moderate, exposed quartzite.

Location

ABM is immediately to the left to Beginners Demise. You will recognize a blank wall with a hard-looking start.

Protection

Toprope or solo.

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James Schroeder
Fort Collins, CO
  5.11a
James Schroeder   Fort Collins, CO  
  5.11a
This route is absolutely height/ape index dependent. My 6'3" frame, along with my +6" ape index found this to be easier than 11a. At least it felt easier than routes like Black Rib(11a) and even Flake Route(10d). Nov 30, 2006
Paul Campbell
Waukesha, WI
Paul Campbell   Waukesha, WI
The crux on ABM is right off the ground, and is harder for short people because they can't reach the good crimp for the first move.

However, I felt the route was pretty sustained at 5.11a and had a few hardish cruxes above. It felt way more technical then a climb such as Beginner's Demise to the right. Nov 23, 2009
James Schroeder
Fort Collins, CO
  5.11a
James Schroeder   Fort Collins, CO  
  5.11a
Does anyone know the history of this route's name? Or what the acronym is short for? I've always been curious. May 27, 2015
Paul Campbell
Waukesha, WI
Paul Campbell   Waukesha, WI
"American Beer Month"

But really I have no idea :D May 29, 2015
jon jugenheimer
Madison, WI
jon jugenheimer   Madison, WI  
I always thought "American Ballistics Missile" A Cold war thing or something... May 29, 2015
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
 
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
 
Alcoholic Blues Machine..... It's a DL thing. As long as we're throwing out possibilities;) May 30, 2015
jon jugenheimer
Madison, WI
jon jugenheimer   Madison, WI  
A Bowel Movement? Jun 1, 2015