Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Mike Argueso, "Chucky"
Page Views: 504 total · 8/month
Shared By: Hendrixson on Dec 27, 2013
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Description

The Fish starts with two bolts of moderate climbing to a large ledge. After another two bolts the climber can optionally transition off-route for a full rest. The route comes into its own after this section. Ascend a series of smooth crimps using delicate feet to obtain a deep in-cut. Power through to a featured horizontal weakness that allows some recovery. Climb the dark rock using two finger crimps, a small pocket, and shallow edges. The path of least resistance may require some trial and error.

The Fish has the reputation of being a bad route; however, I personally found it quite enjoyable. While certainly not a classic like The Wizard, The Fish has interesting movement on nice rock. The two ledges detract from the route but the top sequence is sustained enough for me.

Location

Found in the first amphitheater, The Fish is located immediately to the left of The Wizard. The route starts where the wall juts out and the trail slightly descends.

Protection

7 bolts to chains.

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Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
  5.12b
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
  5.12b
Whether this climb is enjoyable depends on how many holds have broken since it was last climbed or how many break while you are on your way up. Jan 22, 2014
Christian
Casa do Cacete
  5.12b
Christian   Casa do Cacete
  5.12b
Finally got out there today and cleaned the loose block. What was left above the block didn't budge with the pry bar and should be OK for now.

The thing on the right my friend Greg had mentioned felt and sounded OK so I didn't touch it. May 17, 2014
Byron Hempel
Tucson
 
Byron Hempel   Tucson
 
As of today, the rock was pretty solid, but felt a little slick at places. Better than you'd expect! Jan 14, 2018
Gus Barber
Anchorage, AK
  5.12
Gus Barber   Anchorage, AK
  5.12
IMO about as hard as Electricity -ish. Be aware, theres just a single chain and a rap hanger at the top, not carabiners or quick clips like other routes on the main wall. Jan 8, 2019