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Animal Cracker

5.10a PG13, Trad, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2.1 from 8 votes
FA: James Bowles, Steve Donini (89)
N Carolina > 1. Southern Mou… > Rumbling Bald > Comatose Area


Easy climbing to a spooky gotta commit move to get stood up to clip the first high bolt. Climb the flake/groove feature past another bolt and easier climbing.


Same buttress as Aretophobia.


Two newer bolts, a small cam. Nice new rap/anchor station at the top.

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Just above the first bolt.
[Hide Photo] Just above the first bolt.

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Bo King
[Hide Comment] FA: James Bowles, Steve Donini (89) -- Climbers Guide to NC, Kelley, 1992 May 26, 2014
Russ Keane
Salt Lake
[Hide Comment] Head game! Rewarding and fun. The climbing below the first bolt is 5.9ish but it's about 20 feet. There's a moment when you commit upwards, past where a down climb or a down jump is realistic. Yet you still have a couple more moves to the bolt... Dec 24, 2018
Jeff Mekolites
Atlanta, GA
  5.10a PG13
[Hide Comment] This is actually called Gingerbread Man FA Keith Wood, James Bowles, Steve Donnini (This is the one with the spooky commitment move). Seems some names have been mixed up. Aug 30, 2019
Mike R
[Hide Comment] Gingerbread Man is the route with one bolt and the flexing flake 11bR/X; one route left of the one described here. I think the route this description is describing is “Animal Cracker” which is a nice 10a Oct 19, 2023