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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mike Law, 1983
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Submitted By: Blitzo on May 7, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: "Bad Fun". Photo by Blitzo.


Bad fun climbs the center of the rock, over a roof and up a crack.


Standard rack.

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By Adam Stackhouse
May 7, 2007

FA Mike Law, 1983. This used to have bolts, but probably because they were installed via the nasty rap, they were chopped (with the holes left unpatched).
By Randy
Jan 5, 2009

This was once a lead route, but the protection bolts were chopped many years ago (who knows why). Anyway it is a TR.
By C Miller
From: CA
Jan 5, 2009

Who knows why?

Randy, the reason the bolts were chopped on this route was because Mike Law bolted it on rappel - that and the fact he wasn't a local.

The same thing happened on Halfway to Paradise, Out to Lunge and Two Scoops Please except Herb was a local of sorts. Surely you've not forgotten how insular the scene was back then and how many bolts got chopped because they didn't find approval with the locals? A reading of the 1986 guide's introduction will help to bring back the mindset of that era - "Remember, when in doubt, run it out".
By Russ Walling
Jan 5, 2009

I remember when this route went up (oops...I mean down) and here is some more info:

Besides the top down deal which was reason enough to chop a JT route in 1983, Law installed "Aussie" style bolts that would only take RP hangers. I think they called them "carrots" or some such back then. We call them crappy machine bolts. I'm pretty darn sure the route was a TR before it was bolted. That and the whole Aussie cross-dressing routine by the crew back then was a "3 strikes, yer out" scenario. The route never had a chance.....

And Blitzo... WTF is a "standard rack" for a chopped top rope??????

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