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Tim's Reach Around

5.11c, Trad, 55 ft,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Howie Feinsilber / Tim Fisher
North Carolina > Moore's Wall > Last Wall


We all refer to this one as Tim's line but that's not the whole story. Years ago, Tim equipped this line ground up and was periodically working on it in a relaxed manner. Meanwhile, Harrison Dekker told Howie and I to go and check out this route called The Main Vein. We had to warm up so Howie started us off. By days end, we coincidently ran into Tim at the truck. I proceeded to describe how Howie had impressively hung on to flash the first unknown route of the day which had some pin and a homemade hanger on it. Tim's eyes got big as golf balls and he vigorously threw his hands in the air and howled, "ehwwwwww my route!" It was completely innocent and Tim was very good natured about it and we all got a big laugh.

For years we referred to this line as Tim's Sport Route because that was as close as it got but Tim's Reach Around has become the comic staple name. If your ape index isn't long enough at the start, you can post off the right hand and reach around behind with the left.

Start up on a ledge above the ground. Immediately enter the awkward reach around move and climb past a pin, a homemade hanger, two bolts and gear to top out the cliff.
Either skip the pin or use a 24" runner but definitely stick clip the first bolt.


Located on the left side of the Main Vein area which is at the far right side of the cliff band.


Mostly fixed protection, then a couple nuts or possibly a small cam to protect the top.
No anchors.

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Dennis Buice getting a little Reach Around action.
[Hide Photo] Dennis Buice getting a little Reach Around action.