Type: Sport, 30 ft
FA: Bob Gaines, November 1990
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Shared By: C Miller on Feb 28, 2013
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A bouldery move down low leads to interesting movement up the dimpled face right of Avant Cave to a large fin near the top which is mantled before reaching the anchors.


Just right of Avant Cave.


3 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap (all 3/8")


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I led this in 1991, and we were calling it "Read My Lips", but we could have missed the "F" in "Lips". There was a route just to the right of "Avant Cave" that was quite sustained at .11a, providing a few cruxy sections and a scary first clip. We were calling THAT route "Avant Yvonne." Is there something here that may need consideration? We did many of these routes on a really fine day hanging out with John Yablonski and his girlfriend. He and I had put in a route at Stoney Point called "Walk the Plank", and he was both intense and fun to hang with. Too bad about Yabo...RIP. Apr 12, 2015
Bob Gaines  
This route was never named "Read my Flips" or "Read My Lips."

We did the FA soon after Roy put up Avant Cave, and we named it Avant Yvonne ... so I'd drop the "AKA Read My Flips."

Maybe the confusion is that I also put up a route about 50 feet to the right named Read My Lips (5.11b). Apr 13, 2015
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
This route is listed as "Read my Flips" in the 1992 Vogel guidebook, so that's why it is "aka" to help capture the whole history of this route and hopefully reduce confusion. Apr 14, 2015