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Another Word For Eureka S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Ape Debate S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Brightest Fire, The S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Coup de' tat S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Disfigured Foreigner S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Disfigured Oedipus S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Eureka S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Flyer Starter S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Gettin' Off The Porch S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Granite of the Apes S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Hard Day at The Orifice S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Heel-A Monster S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Hereiophobia T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Huck Fin S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
In Search of Silence S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Oedipus Complex S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Orifice Politics S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Taking a Kneebar S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Unattended Consequences S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unknown S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: EFR, Eddie Mofardin, '01
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Shared By: 1Eric Rhicard on Jun 2, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Closed to climbing March 15 - June 30 Details

Description

Steep route that overhangs about 15 to 20 feet in 40. Mostly big holds with an exciting finish.

Location

Right side of the Orifice Wall. Approach the same as the Fortress but instead of dropping down the east side work around to the overhanging east face. Ledges start where the trail reaches the back/north end of the Fortress.

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Loose Jug gone. Another one up and left. First hanger replaced. Jul 29, 2014
Pat Mac
Tempe
  5.12- PG13
Pat Mac   Tempe
  5.12- PG13
Flashed this thing. Great route. Very dynamic. I also didn't go out left to the jug. Fun short boulder problem. Jul 19, 2011
eddym  
What EFR forgot to mention about the name is that "figure four" was buried in the route name. Kind of a hint... well... we thought we were clever at the time.

BTW, I'm bringing said woman back to Tucson in a few months. We plan to hang out there for a while. Miss the place too much! Feb 15, 2011
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
 
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
 
damn, lots of history behind this route, haha. Jan 11, 2010
The name is now a tribute to how tunnel vision on the FA can keep a climber from finding the best and easiest way to climb a climb. I originally did not go left from the big hold you get the foot cam in. I used to grab that jug and then throw my leg up and over the ledge and my hands (figure four). from this position you could reach up to the next holds. Then some knuckle head (Erik Murdock) came along and used some other holds and wrecked everything. The foreigner was Eddy Mofardin who visited for a year and was a major force in developing this route as well as Eddypous Complex and Eureka. Eddy used to shake his head at the amount of unclimbed rock and ask why no one was putting up routes. Then he stole one of the better looking women and took her back to Australia. Prison colony genetics. Oct 29, 2009
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
 
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
 
so do we get to know the history behind this route? does the name have something to do with anyone i would know? Oct 29, 2009
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
 
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
 
for serious? holy crap and she is like, a person of smallness.

twas a throw for me. so whoa is me. :( Aug 30, 2009
Geir
Tucson, AZ
  5.12-
Geir   Tucson, AZ
  5.12-
wow - that is impressive ... way to go josie! Aug 7, 2009
Josie did the last move statically. Very impressive. Aug 4, 2009
Geir
Tucson, AZ
  5.12-
Geir   Tucson, AZ
  5.12-
This is a fun route with three distinct cruxes. The last one is a throw to a jug which is further away than it appears. Sep 28, 2008