Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Mike Tupper
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Shared By: Rich Strang on Sep 8, 2013
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Climb bullet solid but low angle rock past several bolts to anchors below the overhanging arĂȘte


Right side of Renaissance Wall at the edge of the brush. The furthest right line on the wall


Bolts with lowering chains/biners


Shirtless Mike
Denver, CO
Shirtless Mike   Denver, CO  
Be careful on the huge hollow flakes between the last bolt and the anchors. Seems like the last bolt could be moved a little higher as well being that clipping the anchors might be the crux. Would be a pretty scary lead for someone at their limit.

Edit 8/8/15: Aaron has cleaned this one up and moved the anchors making for a much more pleasant experience. Still feels like a solid sandbag at 5.8 Sep 8, 2014
I never understood why some climbers are so mean spirited and asinine about naming climbs. I suppose there's a fine line somewhere between objectionable and witty. This isn't even close. Jul 30, 2016
Dave, I totally agree. I thought this route's name had been changed by the moderators in MP, but it seems to have been changed back...or am I misremembering? We have taken to calling it "Lower Tempest" after Aaron bolted an extension, just because nobody wants to say the original name.

What right does a first ascensionist have to leave this kind of blight on an otherwise great crag? I get that there are classic route names out there that may be offensive to some, and that there's no universal standard for what's OK and what's not OK, but this just seems to cross a line that is really unpleasant. I would vote to change it to something else, anything else. Aug 2, 2016
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
I don't recall the name being changed on MP at any time but I concur with Dave and Amy the name is over-the-top crass. I've changed it per Amy's suggestion to "Lower Tempest" from the original name "Asian Whore". I include the original name here in my comment in case someone really takes issue with the name change here on MP and would like to know the original name. Aug 2, 2016
doni   NM
I did a quick search on Mountain Project for route names that I find offensive and I found over a hundred. Let's keep the ball rolling and throw that individual nonconformist crimethink down the memory hole. Aug 3, 2016
Bill Lawry
New Mexico
Bill Lawry   New Mexico
I do take issue with renaming. MountainProject.com should not be simply over riding the name given by the FA-ist. I hope that is not what has happened here. Dec 14, 2016
George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
George Perkins   The Dungeon, NM
Not to advocate for or against renaming climbs in the interest of political correctness...

We met the climber for whom the climbs' original name (Asian Whore) was named for today. Her husband helped Mike T. put up the route and named it. There's a funny story behind the name, which she was happy to tell us (we wouldn't have even thought to ask), and didn't seem offended by it. "City Girl" was named in a similar spirit. But it seems "the community" would prefer to lose that small aspect of climbing history, albeit insignificant, so I'll withhold the punch lines.

Carry on. May 28, 2017
Rennie Putnam
Albuquerque, NM
Rennie Putnam   Albuquerque, NM
Added a quick link and steel biner to the right bolt today, so now there are two pieces of steel fixed gear to lower from. Now someone just needs to cut that old locker off. Jul 3, 2018