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Groundhog

5.11c, Sport, 35 ft (11 m),  Avg: 2.3 from 32 votes
FA: Johnny Arms
Alabama > Sand Rock > New Wall (AKA Kurt Ru…

Description

very tricky and thin sequence gets you off the ground to the first bolt. then easy run to the top.
stick clip is recomended

Location

7th route on the wall starts on the big boulder

Protection

3 bolts open shuts

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Photo of beginning of route
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Cleat Morris solving the crux on Big Trouble...
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[Hide Comment] I have no FA info, but this one is supposed to be called "Big Trouble in Little China." UPDATE: I just got (11/18/16) a PM saying that Johnny Arms has the FA, and he named it Groundhog (because he bolted it on Groundhog's Day). Nov 21, 2013
[Hide Comment] Solid V3/V4 boulder problem up to just above the fist bolt, followed by easier 5.10 climbing above. Apr 22, 2014
[Hide Comment] Heard this one called "groundhog day" because you work that move so many times. Feb 29, 2016
Nathan Devan old
Alabama
 
[Hide Comment] If you don't have a stick clip, it's possible to climb the route to the left and swing over to clip the first bolt. Nov 1, 2016