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Bottom Feeder S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Carp S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fishin' for a Tuesday S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hagfish S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
PHISH a.k.a. "Barracuda" S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Righteous and the Wicked, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Static Experience S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Trouser Trout S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Jamison Coin
Page Views: 294 total, 4/month
Shared By: BBQ on Jun 16, 2011
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Sometimes bigger is better. But with this route you get a whole lot of action in a small package. This little tweeker starts on small, technical pockets and makes its way to a roof. Hope you saved your stamina, cause getting up and over the blocky brain roof can be pretty exhausting. Grab a hold up high with your right hand. Hold it tight and don't let go. Pull and yank yourself up and over as hard as you can until you find a secret hold behind the roof. Fall off and try, try again. Swing up and over to a fabulous, sporty finish that might have you wanting a cheese sandwhich.

Location

Trouser Trout is the the last route on the very right hand side of the Fish Bowl Wall. Be careful how you tread on the belay platform.

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Bring ten quickdraws.

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Franck Vee
  5.11b
Franck Vee  
  5.11b
A fun route - the lower part is relatively easy (10d seems about right, except for 1-2 thinner moves around 11a), and for the most part technical. Fun little pockets and fun to read, classic Spearfish.

The roof - it entirely depends on your general opinion on roofs. I like roofs and I have done roofs before. Therefore I quite liked that one - I didn't think the sequence is actually that hard, but not that easy to read on the spot. It's a bit bouldery and physical, so get ready.

For my part, I think it's worth doing just for the roof above, with fun extra climbing below that. Jul 30, 2017