Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Glenn Ritter
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Shared By: Christopher Barlow on Dec 29, 2006
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Whatsherface is a great route on a clean, slightly overhanging panel of golden sandstone. The first crux comes low with sequential, fingery climbing to a fun toss to a jug. Rest up on good feet and horizontal hand jams, then climb sustained rock to the upper, very low percentage, crux. Easier, but very pumpy climbing through the final roofs brings you to the Captain Hook-style cold shut anchors.


Whatsherface is a bit right of the Tierrany Roof area proper. Start about 50 ft right of the end of the long, flat, sunbathing boulder at the base of the wall. The first hold is a horizontal jug/pinch. Above the second bolt is a long, right-slanting rail (with a conspicuous hueco just below it) leading to the third bolt.


10 bolts. The climbing to the first bolt is tricky, maybe use a long stick-clip. An extended draw is nice for the crux bolt as it is not the best of holds to clip from. Lower with a 60m rope from open cold shuts.


Glenn Ritter
Sandy, UT
Glenn Ritter   Sandy, UT
I can't remember for certain, but I think this plumbline was the 2nd route bolted at the Obed. Tieranny was the first. It just doesn't get much better than Whatsherface. Classic moves on beautiful rock. Sep 20, 2011
DB Cee
Chattanooga, TN
DB Cee   Chattanooga, TN
Best 13- at Tieranny. Unsure why is gets docked a star in the guide book...along with Canyon Man, which is the 2nd best route at Tieranny. Way better than the steeper thuggy routes that all get five stars. Feb 18, 2014
Charlie Cianciolo
Knoxville, TN
Charlie Cianciolo   Knoxville, TN
An incredible line! Two memorable cruxes separated by great climbing, and on some of the best stone you will ever touch. Oct 31, 2017
"O you would remember this one" a perfect sentence to sum up this route! This route has two amazing crux sequences that will have you crimping hard and standing up on a ripple in the rock! Some of the best rock at the obed, do yourself a favor and get on this if you climb the grade. Nov 5, 2017
Kyle Harmon-Townsend
Asheville, NC
Kyle Harmon-Townsend   Asheville, NC
I agree with Blake, Canyon Man and Whatsherface are probably my two favorite routes at Tierrany as well, and they both IMO would be worthy of 5 stars at any climbing area, even the New or the Red. Ronnie Raygun and The Probe are my favorites on the steeper left side. Whatsherface has a full recovery rest in between the two cruxes, so it's a good one for people like myself who are breaking into the grade. Definitely a must-do! Jan 21, 2018