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Routes in The Dihedrals

Ankles Away S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Atrophy S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Foster Child S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Kids With Guns S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Long Slab aka Milk Duds S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Narcissism S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pillsbury S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Twist and Shout S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Eddie Whittemore, Paul Sloan - 1991
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Shared By: saxfiend on Nov 18, 2006
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Description

This is a fun and challenging sport climb; the crux is between the third and fourth bolts. Don't miss Ankles Away when you're at Fosters!

An interesting bit of trivia on the name of the route: According to Arno Ilgner, Ankles Away got its name from an incident on Dihedral, a trad line just to the left. When the leader leaned back on his gear, the piece pulled and the rest zippered; the resulting fall broke both his ankles.

Location

Dihedrals section, 5' left of Twist and Shout.

Protection

Six bolts, ring anchors.
Punter Brewster
Chattanooga, TN
 
Punter Brewster   Chattanooga, TN
 
Bullet-proof southern sandstone with beautifully sculpted holds and aesthetic movement. Absolute classic in my opinion. Well protected, but maybe consider stick clipping the first bolt if if you're not solid at the grade. For the regular slab climber this will feel easier than the suggested grade. Mar 20, 2017
Super fun slab with some great crimps and no-hands rests. Gets really run out for the fall safety though Jan 16, 2017
Michael Dom  
 
Felt similar to all of the routes on this wall. Dec 22, 2015
I'm in agreement that this route probably goes at 5.8+ or 5.9. It is certainly easier than Twist and Shout. Ankle's Away is a classy slab climb, the movement and aesthetics are great and its definitely a route worth consideration on any visit to Foster's.
This route, as couple other routes in the dihedrals, generally stays dry during wet weather.
#reiemployee Nov 4, 2015
Rohan R Rao
Jacksonville, Florida
  5.9
Rohan R Rao   Jacksonville, Florida
  5.9
Yes. Chatt Steel gives it a 5.8 and it is definitely more than that, mostly at 5.9. Also, I think Chatt Steel (and also the MP description) gives it 6 bolts to anchors, where as it is 7 bolts to 2 anchors.. so if you are referring Chatt Steel, do carry that extra draw! Mar 24, 2014
Brandon.Phillips
Portola, CA
  5.8+
Brandon.Phillips   Portola, CA
  5.8+
I think the Chatt Steel guidebook gives this a 5.8. This climb is definitely easier than 5.9+. People tend say this is harder than it is because of it being a slab. There are even nice little edges to stand on, all the way up. Fun route. Climbed this for the first time this weekend and don't remember any sketchy bolts or runnouts. Nov 13, 2013
I've heard the names were thought up when a climber tried to solo one of them and fell. It explains Narcissism, Ankels Away, and Twist and Shout pretty well I think. Jan 27, 2013