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Big Man on Campus

5.12a, Sport, 45 ft (14 m),  Avg: 3 from 33 votes
FA: T.R.? F.L. Travis
Wisconsin > Central > Grandad Bluff > Meader Wall

Description

Not a standard route for the wall... as in not sustained. Well defined crux at the small roof (15 foot mark) featuring double, wide horizontal pinches and a stab to a decent hold. Great 5.11 climbing to the anchors.

Location

Located 8 feet right of Pork Tornado

Protection

6 bolts, three bolt anchor with chains

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BMOC. Late Nov 2007
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Travis Melin
Portland, OR
  5.12-
[Hide Comment] Route leads really nicely with varied climbing and a powerful crux. Nov 16, 2007
Kris Gorny

  5.12a
[Hide Comment] Very cool route with a tricky crux down low and solid and fun 11 climbing higher up. As high quality as Hawaiian Bill or Pork Tornado. Nov 27, 2007
chris tregge
Madison WI
  5.12a
[Hide Comment] Great route Travis et al. Agree about the quality comparisons Gorny. Also thanks for the excavation to make the base flat, looks like a ton of work. Sep 8, 2008
Remo
Madison, WI
  5.12a
[Hide Comment] This is a really fun route. Another great 5.12 for the Meader wall. Sep 28, 2008
[Hide Comment] A boulder-ee start, with an extremely fun crux. Feelin big?? It has very good protection. Jul 21, 2016
martin t
West Bend, WI
  5.12a/b
[Hide Comment] Definitely feels harder to me than H-bill or P-tornado May 6, 2019