Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Porter Jarrard, Jeff Moll, 1992
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Shared By: 426 on Apr 10, 2007 with updates from Kris S
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A shorter (4 bolt) route on the furthest right side of the gorgeous clifflet past Aquaduck Pocket and Henry.


Keep walking right until you get to the "can't miss it" gorgeous wall. This route is the furthers one right, starting off a huge boulder.


5 bolts, anchors


Luke Stefurak
Seattle, WA
Luke Stefurak   Seattle, WA
I know the guidebook also says 4 bolts but there are 5 now. Oct 17, 2007
Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
Pretty damn hard move (with a decent runout) between the 4th & 5th bolt. Some argue this route is rather soft, but it probably won't feel that way if you're onsighting. Dec 20, 2008
LeeAB Brinckerhoff
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
The sidepull that looks like a jug is not. Oct 19, 2009
Hey Melville, remember the epic whipper you took on this thing?!?!? Jul 7, 2010
Curt MacNeill
Boulder, CO
Curt MacNeill   Boulder, CO
Great juggy overhanging route with cool moves. Can serve as a perfect warmup for table of colors.... Mar 22, 2015
gblauer Blauer
Wayne, PA
gblauer Blauer   Wayne, PA
I took an epic whipper on this climb. There's a move up there... Oct 18, 2015
Far from being the "softest" 12 a in the gorge, per the guidebook description. Felt pretty solid by NRG standards and much much harder than other RRG 12- routes. Climb Ro Shampo, Check Your Grip, Inequity, or pretty much any non-Porter Jarrard 12a/b lines for comparison. Hell, Mercy the Huff felt only slightly harder than this line.

I assume most people read the description, hang the sh** out of the route, and sandbag because others have done the same. Oct 25, 2015
S. Neoh  
Agreed. I took the fall. Nasty. Sharp holds too. Oct 25, 2015
When I climbed this, I talked to a guy who had been at Left Flank for a week projecting TOC, he said for the week he'd been there, people had come up looking for the softest 12a in the red, and all the people who had said that had failed to send this (including myself).

So take that for what it's worth. Mar 2, 2016
Willis K  
Agreed on all counts. That move getting towards the 5th bolt is no joke, and it's sharp. Felt possibly harder than any individual move on Mercy, the Huff. Apr 5, 2016
Jessi H
Jessi H  
In love; one of my top 3 favorite routes in the Red. Not soft, particularly at my height (5'3", -3.5 ape) because instead of 1-2 hard moves it becomes 3-4. Fantastic, fun, flowy, intuitive climbing and clean falls. Oct 31, 2016
Sean H
Salt Lake City, UT
Sean H   Salt Lake City, UT
Soft if you have power/strength/more boulderer style. Perhaps hard if you don't. Great either way. Apr 18, 2017
Eli .
Eli .   GMC3500
I think this is a bit of a sandbag, or at least a really hard onsight that is also height dependent? Mar 25, 2018
Solid 12a, moves surrounding crux are not too bad, but full value 12a crux. Nice moves, good route. Nov 13, 2018