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Routes in The Barkeater Cliff
|ASPCA T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Bachelors and Bowery Bums T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Because Dogs Can (P1) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Big Bertha T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Eat Yourself a Pie T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Finger It Out T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Flexi Flyer T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Fun City T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Fun Country T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Good Dough T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|In the Chimney T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Joshua Climb T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Lick It Up T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Mr. Clean T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Mr. Dirty T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|On The Leash T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Overdog T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Rule of the Bone T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Yakapodu T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft|
|FA:||Adam Clayman, Jeff Edwards, and Todd McDougall, 6/17/85|
|Page Views:||2,620 total, 21/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Duca on Oct 24, 2007|
DescriptionI once heard that the route's name is derived from one of the first ascentionists yelping "Yakapodu!!" as they moved deftly through the crux. Whether or not this is truth or fabrication is erroneous...it just adds more lore and an element of question to the first ascent.
This route is tricky, has some pumpy and balancy moves for the grade, and some exquisite positioning on a wide, crack-riddled face. With all of these ducks in a row, it creates a tremendous experience that only the Dacks can offer.
Climb the long, low-angle face with a shallow crack running through it. Step up thoughtfully to the ledge below the steep right-facing corner and put in some pro.
Move up the steep corner with some surprising high-steps, and some "Gotcha!!" hidden hand holds until you can rest on top in some very secure jams. Continue up the featured face, back and forth between some "huggy" cracks, and on to the lower-angled crack climbing above to the nice belay ledge. Build and anchor off a large tree and a Camalot-swallowing crack by the edge of the cliff.