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Admiral Throckmorton 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Scott Ayers, Mark Colby, Mike Strassman
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Submitted By: Scott Drawz on Dec 10, 2001

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80's day at The Druid.


A short fun sport route on the righthand side of the druid.

Thin face moves get you to a fun roof (crux) then easy face to the chains.

See "Squeezing the Lemmon II" for a topo and more info.


There is a runout about halfway up on easy ground. If you fall here it might be possible to deck...Be careful

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Rock Climbing Photo: Matthew at the crux of Admiral Throckmorton.
Matthew at the crux of Admiral Throckmorton.

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By Wes Turner
From: az
Jul 9, 2004
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I am putting 5.8 becasue that is the consensus...HOWEVER, I swear that crux is solid 5.9 for sure! Thats just me though....and the move is HARDER than anymove on jack the slipper which is a if 5.8 is your upper limit this is gonna be a tough one. The good thing is that there is a bolt right at the crux saving your butt from going anywhere.. so you got that goin for ya...I'm about 5'9"-5"10" so every inch that your are taller than this could very possibly make it easier. good climb
By Scott Tucker
From: Tucson, AZ
May 9, 2006
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I have to agree with Wes. If In Lightning is a 5.8 (which I think it is) then this is a definite 5.9. I'll put 5.8+ in case I'm just a wuss. I did find it easier than the left side of the roof (Corporal Punishment). Both are fun!
By Jerry Cagle
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 11, 2006
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

The roof on this one (and CP next door) is interesting. Not as interesting as "Lights Out", but interesting nonetheless. If you look in STL II you'll notice that this route actually has three pitches, not one as indicated in the description. P2 and P3 are not particularly difficult, but P3 is probably R. P2 is mixed and P3 is trad. The only drilled stations are on P1 so this is an op to practice building gear anchors.
By Joseph Stover
From: Batesville, AR
Aug 27, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

That roof move is solid 5.9, no doubt to me. Beware 5.8 leaders! The runout is definitely over easy ground with a nice hold to clip from, but beware! It is very similar to a 5.9 is Austin Greenbelt on Seismic wall called "Overeasy", except that Overeasy has some very interesting moves after its roof. Fun route though. mostly easy for a 'Mt Lemmon 5.8' except for the 5.9 roof.
By joshf
From: missoula, mt
Nov 8, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

if the run out over the slab is to much, there is a very good looking chicken head you can sling several feet below the roof bolt. This route is a one move wonder over the roof, which seems especially difficult after the 5.5/6 climbing leading up to it.
By Slaton Whatley
Aug 23, 2009

I was out climbing this today and my friend and I got sketched out by the roof move on lead so I traversed over a little bit only to find a bolt a little ways up to the right of the roof. The bolt is placed almost on horizontal part of the rock. I clipped it and went on up easy terrain to set up a top rope for everyone else. Is that why that bold exist? Also if you do this extend the hell out of the bolts. Rope drag is horrendous.
By Suze Slezinger
From: Tucson AZ
Oct 7, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Fun route but the roof move I think deserves a 5.9 especially if your on the shorter side. I am 5'6'' and I had a little trouble getting to the good holds while pulling up over my foot.
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Aug 24, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

The roof moves are not even close to 5.8. If you're strong enough to pull them, you'd have to have an epileptic fit to fall on the 5.5 runout below, but it's a groundfall so merits attention.

Ditto all the above for the route to the left, "Corporal Punishment".
By A.P.T.
From: Truckee,Ca
Aug 24, 2012

That crux bolt takes one hell of a beating.
By Eric Sophiea
Oct 29, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Did this a year ago-ish. I have a suspicion, based on the crumbly rock at the roof/crux that the holds are slowly getting smaller, which would account for the difference in grade rating from SQLII and what people are feeling it is now. My climbing partner that day is short (5'3" ish), was leading 5.8-, and had zero problems on In Lightning (TR) but had to basically aid the roof of AT. It seemed solid 5.9 for that one move. The rest of the climb was mediocre at best.
By JMo
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 5, 2016

So there are two lines over the roof. One left and one right. This one is right. It is a number grade easier than the one to the left according to MP. Climb them both and tell me these numbers have anything to do with reality.

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