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Proud Father

5.11a/b, Trad, 100 ft,  Avg: 2 from 12 votes
FA: John Burcham, Dan Foster ~2002
Arizona > Northern Arizona > Oak Creek Canyon > Waterfall > 3. The Right Wall

Description

This route was named both for John’s affection towards his new route and how Dan felt about seeing Burcham commit to the wild finishing sequence.

A decent pitch that gets better every time you do it. Starts in the same system as BFAM. Instead of heading left, move straight up passing funky moves and lone bolt. Continue scrapping up the crack and edges until the high ledge break. Save a 0 TCU or two, for the last bulging boulder problem. A .5 camalot for the last piece is a real treat!

To avoid the committing regular finish, you can now move right off the ledge to join Bootlegger if you are smart with your rope flow. Should bump up the quality of the pitch.

Location

Shares start with BFAM.

Protection

Small/medium TCU, small/medium wires

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Proud Father takes the left facing dihedral to funky angles at the top.
[Hide Photo] Proud Father takes the left facing dihedral to funky angles at the top.