Two Clucks From Saigon
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Routes in Der Zerkle
|Absolution (submitted as Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|April Fools S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Bar None S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Der Fuhrer TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|East Face Left Side T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|East Face Right/Der Zerkle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Feeling Lucky S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Final Solution T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Happy Ending T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall (submitted as Absolution) S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Knot Carrot S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|New Beginnings T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R|
|Ribspuren T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Southeast Arete T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Sunny Side One T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Sunny Side Two T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b|
|Touch Monkey S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Two Clucks From Saigon T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|West Face [Der Zerkle] T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c|
|What If You're Not? T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Wing Ding S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Type:||Trad, TR, 65 ft|
|FA:||?pre 2002 or a clucker|
|Page Views:||1,514 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Nov 30, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Routes on Der Zerkle are closed from 1 April to 1 September Details
East Face Left
East Face Right
East Face Left
East Face Right
DescriptionI added this previously as a comment. If you are in the area and looking for more moderate lines, there is a line to the right which can go at 5.7 PG-13 or R (depending on the start) with mostly natural gear. The neighboring, lower-end, moderate routes, What if You're Not, Final Solution, Bar None, Der Fuhrer, & Ribspuren, may bring you to the area, this is just another filler route, but it may be fun. FWIW, I think it's 3rd best after What if You're Not & Final Solution. It's very likely been done previously.
Clip the 1st bolt of What if You're Not? and either downclimb and move right or just go up and right. Above the bolt place a #4 Camalot, angle right, traverse a ledge right, put a red Alien in a small pocket and/or #2 Camalot in a hueco. Move up, place a #3 Camalot in a pocket, move up and right, place a bomber #2 Camalot in a crack, pull a bulge and move up to the top. Protect the finish with an orange Alien. We named it "Two Clucks from Saigon." It is left of Wing Ding (which is much harder). Kinda feels like Red River Gorge.
Alternative finish: you can bugger off right to the anchors of Hot if You're Not instead of pulling the final bulge. We had named that "One Click to Saigon."
Fun hueco pulling. Addendum: Friends don't fit these huecos as well. Camalots do better.
LocationThis starts on or just left of the start for What if You're Not? Then, after clipping the first bolt (if you start this way), you angle right. You can make it complete independent by staying right of the 1st bolt, it's then in the R range.
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