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Routes in 6 - Swallow Wall

Blood Bath S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Brown Sugar On The Booga Wooga S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cleaning the Slate S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Lucha Libre S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mr. Roper S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Oh Bee-have S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Pucker S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Swallow Crack T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Swallow the Tiger S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Teased, Squeezed, and Pleased S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unknown Genre S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Violator, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wild Thing S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ziggy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: CP Little
Page Views: 432 total, 5/month
Shared By: Hendrixson on Dec 18, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

"Wild Thing" ascends a vertical face to a right facing corner ledge. End the route by pulling a lip onto the gray, sharp variety of limestone.

Unfortunately this route proved too wild for me. I aided through the blank face crux and even on top rope could not decipher a sequence; a sequence I may have made more difficult by ripping off a possibly key hold. A final kick in the nuts was delivered with a headpoint finish that proved too mentally taxing for my delicate sensibilities. After a shrill scream and a nice fall, I left a bail biner and my dignity on this line.

Despite leaving with my tail between my legs, I continue to marinate on this route and would like to return to it at some point.

Location

Located near the "Celebrity Cave", "Wild Thing" is the fifth route from the left. It starts in a thorny bush, which could stand to be trimmed.

Protection

Bolts. Leaver biners for anchors.

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Angel Mangual
Sierra Vista, AZ
  5.12a
Angel Mangual   Sierra Vista, AZ
  5.12a
This route has some of the coolest moves I have done on a route. This one is challenging to read, specially at the top crux. A Good and tricky climb!! Sep 22, 2014
Hendrixson
Tucson, AZ
 
Hendrixson   Tucson, AZ
 
It took three years but I finally returned. The blank section three bolts in can be solved with a series of presses, making for a very unique sequence. Alternatively it can be overcome with a powerful, dynamic sequence. The headpoint finish is exhilarating but completely safe. All in all, a nice route worth climbing. Dec 8, 2013