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Return of Manimal

5.10d, Sport, 85 ft,  Avg: 3.3 from 336 votes
FA: Tim Powers, Mike Susko - 2004
Kentucky > Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
Access Issue: Private Property Details

Description

Climb a low-angle slabby start to the more vertical wall. Ascend the steeper via reachy moves and big holds to the roof just before the anchors. Pull through the roof to arrive at the chains. Good route.

Location

The far right end of the wall. This is the third route from the right.

Protection

Bolts.

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Nicholas Hernandez clipping in the rope while climbing "Return of the Manimal" in the Muir Valley section of Red River Gorge
[Hide Photo] Nicholas Hernandez clipping in the rope while climbing "Return of the Manimal" in the Muir Valley section of Red River Gorge
Cleaning the anchors
[Hide Photo] Cleaning the anchors
The FA of Return of Manimal.
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Return of the Manimal - with rope line.
[Hide Photo] Return of the Manimal - with rope line.
Looking down from the anchors on Return of the Manimal
[Hide Photo] Looking down from the anchors on Return of the Manimal

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Gif Zafred
Pittsburgh, PA
[Hide Comment] Series of big moves in the middle which is the crux. All of the crux moves seem to be above a slab section. Top roof is easier than it looks... just slightly awkward. Big holds on this one. Apr 28, 2011
Andrew R.
Linden, VA
  5.10d
[Hide Comment] Several big moves in a row on slightly overhanging face will have you burning as you try to clip and pull the last roof. Act like a Manimal and grunt through it. May 3, 2011
Cody M
Tucson, AZ
  5.10+
[Hide Comment] Long route with fun climbing throughout. This was my favorite of the 10s on this wall, with a few big moves in a row that leave you decently pumped. May 14, 2012
Michael McClarty
  5.10+
[Hide Comment] The big moves toward the middle can really take a toll on confident throws if youve exhausted and depleted the reserves. . . so hold on loosely and avoid lockoffs. Mar 20, 2013
Parker Wrozek
Denver, CO
  5.10d
[Hide Comment] Best route on this wall. Can't recommend it more! Give it a go! Jul 4, 2015
[Hide Comment] Really fun route. Don't waste energy trying to use the crappy intermediates and just go for the throws in the middle crux section (it's good, I promise!) The middle section is a bit thought provoking for sure, but the top section of this climb eases up into really enjoyable climbing on jugs. Great feet throughout the whole climb as well. Jul 15, 2016
D. Scott Clark
Boulder
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] Great climb, best on the wall. IMO 10a, just as easy as Rat Stew. Nov 6, 2016
bluewaters182
  5.10d
[Hide Comment] Super fun, best on the wall! May 27, 2018