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Bird's Nest T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Captain Hooks T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dacker Cracker T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Drop, Fly, or Die T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Esthesia T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Eternity T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
It's Only Entertainment T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Jelly Arms T,TR 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Key, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lycanthropia T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
Monkey See, Monkey Do T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
On The Loose T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Peace In Our Climbs T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b R
Pumpernickel T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Romano's Route T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slim Pickins T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
TR T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Wheelin N' Dealin T 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a R
White Knight T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wrong again, Chalkbreath T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Yvonne T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Zabba T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Matt McCormick Oct 17, 2009
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Shared By: Matt McCormick on Oct 18, 2009
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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This route is the result of three and a half months of work and probably close to 20 big falls from the crux including a "cartwheel whipper" which is where the name comes from.

Pull the initial roof with some burly campus-like moves to a nice rest out right. Step back left into the seam and place some small gear before punching it to the horizontal. Rest here and get psyched for the crux above! Climb to a strenuous stance where you can place an improbable offset nut and green-yellow hybrid alien in the same pod. After this punch through the extremely insecure crux above using the tiniest feet imaginable to reach a jug and place 2 tiny rps. Follow easier but run-out ground to the 2 bolt anchor above.

Check out the video of the cartwheel whipper here: mammutathleteteam.blogspot.…

And also another video of the process here:


This route starts 15' right of the start for Drop Fly or Die below the tiered overhangs and climbs the beautiful seam bisecting the Normal Route.


The gear is extremely specific and includes three hybrid aliens and several micro rps. Some of the gear is good and some is questionable to say the least. Top roping the route prior to a lead go is advisable due to the specific nature of the gear.
David Aguasca!
New York
David Aguasca!   New York
Congrats, Matt, good to see you finished this thing with no serious injury. Nov 16, 2009
Eli Kramer
Saratoga Springs, NY
Eli Kramer   Saratoga Springs, NY
Congratulations Matt! Good to see more balls to the wall routes going up in the Dacks. Lord knows I can't climb it, but the cliff isn't going anywhere. Maybe someday! Oct 22, 2009
Francisco Di Poi
Boulder, CO
Francisco Di Poi   Boulder, CO
wow dude....just checked out that cartwheel video whipper.....pretty intense hats off to your courage Oct 19, 2009
Chris Duca
Havertown, PA
Chris Duca   Havertown, PA
It's about time, you can get back to some more sane climbing! Oct 19, 2009
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
Congratulations Matt! Oct 18, 2009