|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 30'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA:||Bob Gaines, November 1990|
|Submitted By:||C Miller on Feb 28, 2013|
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Apr 12, 2015
|I led this in 1991, and we were calling it "Read My Lips", but we could have missed the "F" in "Lips". There was a route just to the right of "Avant Cave" that was quite sustained at .11a, providing a few cruxy sections and a scary first clip. We were calling THAT route "Avant Yvonne." Is there something here that may need consideration? We did many of these routes on a really fine day hanging out with John Yablonski and his girlfriend. He and I had put in a route at Stoney Point called "Walk the Plank", and he was both intense and fun to hang with. Too bad about Yabo...RIP.|
By Bob Gaines
Apr 13, 2015
This route was never named "Read my Flips" or "Read My Lips."
We did the FA soon after Roy put up Avant Cave, and we named it Avant Yvonne ... so I'd drop the "AKA Read My Flips."
Maybe the confusion is that I also put up a route about 50 feet to the right named Read My Lips (5.11b).
By C Miller
Apr 14, 2015
|This route is listed as "Read my Flips" in the 1992 Vogel guidebook, so that's why it is "aka" to help capture the whole history of this route and hopefully reduce confusion.|