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11:11 T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Anne's Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bongo T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Buckeye Testpiece T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Campfire Crank S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cold Shot S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Funhouse T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hair Of the Dog T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
New Red River T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pink Panties Pulldown T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Red River Renaissance T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Strick 9 T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Toxic Avenger S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Debbie Sarabia, Dick Montione, 1990
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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Oct 31, 2006
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Description

Bongo has character. It is a fun route, but it is also a heady route. It is easy, but it is hard.

The route follows a splitter crack up a slabby face. Most of the climbing is on the surrounding face, but knowing how to jam will help a lot on this route.

The "bongo" is up high, a plate of friable rock that resounds when knocked upon. Unfortunately, there is a perpetual wasp nest somewhere inside the cavity of rock. It's usually not too bad if you tread lightly, but there is always some joker in your party that has to knock around on the stuff.

Location

Walk along the cliffline past quite a few crack systems. Just before a distinct right slanting dihedral right over the trail is a splitter crack on a slab. This is Bongo.

Protection

Standard rack. Bolt anchors.

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Rick Lewis
Indianapolis, IN
  5.6
Rick Lewis   Indianapolis, IN
  5.6
No Wasps found behind the bongo as of 4/29/2017. Its a really cool feature but pretty nerve wracking to climb on/around. It really freaking resonates when knocked! May 2, 2017

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