Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Paul Sloan and Eddie Whittemore, 1991
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Shared By: Chuck Parks on Feb 1, 2008
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Climb the arete. Lots of balancy, technical moves keep this one interesting.

Getting to the first bolt without a stick clip can be a bit spooky if you're pushing the grade. Either crimp up the left side of the arete below the first bolt, or traverse in from the right side.


Look for an arete in the Dihedrals area, just to the right of Ankles Away.


6 bolts, anchors


Decatur, GA
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
Actually, I thought starting on the left side of the arete was easier, and closer to the bolt line as well. Either way, it's a spicy start, so I'm not sorry I stickclipped the first bolt. Great lead! Jul 20, 2009
Dylan Demyanek
Las Vegas, NV
Dylan Demyanek   Las Vegas, NV
This is one of my Favorite 9s at foster. Its a stout 5.9, with a lower crux pulling the small roof after the first bolt and a second crux transitioning off the ledge rest to the face halfway up. Nice exposure and one of the taller routes. Fun moves on sidepulls, crimps a few jugs as well. Aug 15, 2011
David Brooke
David Brooke  
Was a pretty intense lead with tired arms. Getting to the first bolt wasn't too bad, good holds especially with the crack on the right. Getting past the first bolt was a little trickier, kept trying to go left and right of the bolt, but found the line being straight up just slightly right of the bolt. Sweet route that seemed to keep going and going. May 24, 2012
Michael Dom
Michael Dom  
Engaging climb that has good holds for feet and hands. An excellent beginner lead. Dec 22, 2015
i would not recommend this to a beginner! if they manage to get above the first bolt without wigging and getting flipped upside down by a slack jawed belayer, a few other cruxes await them. that being said, if you are a competent 5.10 climber you will love twist and shout! ankles away is the beginner climb, and even it is no gimme at the bottom. Dec 22, 2015
Beth Santoro
Chattanooga, TN
Beth Santoro   Chattanooga, TN
I also do not recommend this for a beginning leader, and agree that starting on the left underneath the bolt is the best start. As a flash it climbed much harder than a 9, and it is beta intensive. Aug 31, 2017
Chattanooga, TN
rayshoots   Chattanooga, TN
I forgot my nut tool when tearing down the anchors, or else I would have fixed this. One of the anchors is solid, but the other spins. Bring a nut tool to try and tighten if you can. Apr 9, 2019