Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Jim Meyer & Cody Montoya
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Shared By: e Dixon on Aug 28, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a good pitch of moderate, fun, face climbing that leads to the top of the wall.


This is the second route upstream from the knotted rope.


Bolts. Per Dylan Weldin: bring a 0.75 to protect crux.


lance hadfield
lance hadfield   tijeras
Is this the climb with a long run out just left of Vertical Alluvium? I saw some people climb it and all have used gear to get between some of the bolts, I think past the second or third. Oct 4, 2009
TWPalmer Palmer  
Yes, Finding Forester is just left of Vertical Alluvium. A fall anywhere before clipping the second bolt will probably result in a groundfall. The good thing is it is easy climbing. If you have doubts, it is easily set up as a toprope. Oct 21, 2009
Cañon City, CO
S.Mckinna   Cañon City, CO
This is the 2nd route upstream from the knotted rope. May 31, 2011
Dylan Weldin
Athens, OH
Dylan Weldin   Athens, OH
Second route upstream, bring a 0.75 to protect crux, and I felt it was harder than the route "hotness" to the left.... This thing also has half the bolts and is around the same height. Oct 19, 2011
Jim Meyer
  5.8+ PG13
Jim Meyer  
  5.8+ PG13
I put this up in 2009 as a tribute to a friend (Jimmy Forester) killed while climbing in Mexico. Yes!!! bring a 0.75 to protect the "run out". It's EASY climbing between those two bolts. The cam is pretty damn solid if placed in the horizontal part of that crack. You gotta look for it. Thanks for the comments and for climbing it. Jimmy was an amazing friend, climber, father, brother, and son. He is dearly missed.


P.S. - up top stay out on the face. Don't venture right to the big crack. This creates a bit of fun! Feb 27, 2012
Jim Meyer
  5.8+ PG13
Jim Meyer  
  5.8+ PG13
P.S. - My partner on the FA was Cody Montoya. And it is now the second route after you descend the rope. Feb 27, 2012
Craig Childre
Lubbock, Texas
Craig Childre   Lubbock, Texas
I remember when Jimmy passed. My first trip to Potrero, the 99 pitches of Wildest Ride In The Park sounded like some fantasy route. Sad news when he was lost soloing it, but at least he was doing what most probably want to be doing when the time comes. RIP, Jimmy. Jun 20, 2013
Jim Meyer
  5.8+ PG13
Jim Meyer  
  5.8+ PG13
Thanks for the comment, Craig. Jimmy is still missed, and we talk about him and all the memories quite often. This route has turned out to be a good tribute to a GREAT man and friend. If you ever get out this way, hit me up and we'll go do this route and share a beer afterwards! Jul 10, 2013
Patrick Yarbrough
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9 PG13
Patrick Yarbrough   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9 PG13
Definitely PG-13 if done without supplemental gear, otherwise a pretty fun route and an interesting lead. I found a couple of longer slings to be useful but not necessary. Aug 6, 2014
Protected the first few bolts with alpine draws. Long run out at the top which was scary, but I didn't add any additional protection, and it was fine, although it would be nice to calm the nerves. Apr 6, 2016
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Seemed easier than the one to the left, except for one move. Good warm-up too. Jun 9, 2018