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Routes in Davidson Wall

Australians at the Forks T,S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bach's Celebration T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
Bladerunner T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Brown Derby T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bushdoctor T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Bushman T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Equalizer, The T 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c R
Flake, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
Girls Route T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jane Fonda Workout T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
Kingfolia T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Kingkinkus T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Loose Lips T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Paradise Lost T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Queenfolia T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Retard's Recess T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Three Turkeys T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Torpedo T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Trapeze T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Watusi T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
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Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Tim Coats and Paul Davidson
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Shared By: camhead on Oct 31, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Pull some unprotected, bouldery moves from the left to get to a beautiful right-facing fingers dihedral. Flared jams, hard stemming, and a bit of power laybacking are all required on this stout, sustained route. One of the most classic lines at the Forks.


Just left of Equalizer, and a bit to the right of Loose Lips/Torpedo area.


lots of .75 and 1 Friends (.4 and .5 camalots), stoppers, long slings for the tree at the top.
chuck claude
Flagstaff, Az
chuck claude   Flagstaff, Az
It is fairly uprotected to get started, but I don't think the route is PG13, its about as protected as it gets. The pro on the normal start is better then the direct start which I prefer nowadays. The direct start is clean, fun version with three moves but is totally unprotected.

Its also probably one of the top routes at Paradise Forks Apr 27, 2007
Michael Sokoloff
Spokane, WA
Michael Sokoloff   Spokane, WA
This pitch has it all: heady start, tough jams, laybacks, stems and a real enduro element. One of the best pitches at PF and maybe in Northern Arizona. Oct 10, 2007
Come on Rickd, gravity, rattly fingers and a lack of endurance probably had more to do with it than a bloody pinky. That was my downfall yesterday. Even so it was a beautiful failure and was the best climb I got on this weekend. May 18, 2009
It's a pinky ya big weenie. Ha Ha. I should have know it was bad if you mentioned it. May 19, 2009
Eric Foster
Chandler/Flagstaff, AZ
Eric Foster   Chandler/Flagstaff, AZ
Just climbed this thing today, wow one of my favorite climbs in AZ. Enduro, has it all. Apr 24, 2010
Peter Franzen
Phoenix, AZ
Peter Franzen   Phoenix, AZ  
Awesome route, but I thought it felt hard for the grade. If Davidson's Dihedral is 11+ I don't see how this is just a fraction of a grade harder at 12-. Nov 5, 2012
Robbie Brown
the road
Robbie Brown   the road
If this climb is PG13 then Jane Fonda and Bach's celebration should be 5.12 R/X. The start is heads up but not PG13! Jun 25, 2013
Eric Shon
5.11c PG13
Eric Shon   Phoenix
5.11c PG13
I top roped this the other day and it didn't feel that bad. Certainly not .12a/b, felt more like .11 c. Jun 26, 2013
Robbie Brown
the road
Robbie Brown   the road
You didn't lead it yet you downgrade it and give a pg13? Jul 1, 2013
Thanks Robbie, you saved me the effort. ^^^^ Love people rating routes on TR not that they can't be accurate but this route gets harder if you are placing gear. Duh. Jul 1, 2013
fubar   Babylon
With a TR, a couple of rests, and stepping on gear, this was no more more than 5.10+...

Awesome route. My favorite of the area. Jul 2, 2013
With hexes and Orange PAs, it felt a bit stiff...

I also suspect if you fell of the start you might then think it has some PG13 to it. Once in the corner there's nothing PG13 about it.

PG,R,X ratings are not meant to be averaged out over the climb like we sometimes do with YDS. But rather to indicate to the leader that there might be something of concern.

Of course, originally it was just rated 12a or maybe 11+. PG13 was something at the movies. Jul 2, 2013
Eric Shon
5.11c PG13
Eric Shon   Phoenix
5.11c PG13
well, I was able to on sight it on my third go, so it felt a little soft for me. Jul 10, 2013
Tucson, AZ
Geir   Tucson, AZ
Do you mean redpoint? Jul 10, 2013
If you can't onsight it on your second go you really suck! Jul 10, 2013
Robbie Brown
the road
Robbie Brown   the road
Local troll Casey Niggemyer Just being a Dick!


I must say you don't have to make up a name that sounds silly. Niggemyer is quite silly enough. Sep 20, 2014
Dillon Metcalfe
Flagstaff, AZ
Dillon Metcalfe   Flagstaff, AZ
Maybe my favorite single-pitch climb to date. My friend Jayci found that a blue metolius can go slightly above the loose-looking flake at the start. With that beta, I didn't feel like this route was PG13 or even PG. What a beauty! Apr 21, 2015

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