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Asbury Park T,TR 
Battle of the Bulbus S 
Bertha S 
Bluesfish S 
Bottoms Up T,TR 
Chum S,TR 
Crack  T 
Crack Au Lait T 
Curious George TR 
Deepwater Horizon S 
Deer Foot Chimney T,TR 
Defective Agency S 
Emilia's Corner T 
Flying Fish S 
Gargoyle Ju-Ju T 
Good Ju-Ju T 
Goonch, The TR 
Great Wide Shark T 
Hairless Dog S 
Hammerhead T 
Harambe Lives 
Harambe's Mombé 
Hellhound (originally submitted as Viagra Crack) T 
Herringbone T 
Herringbone Direct  T 
Hidden Slab 
High Tide S 
Holy Mackerel S 
Isle of Mouse T,TR 
Jaws S 
Jaws Part 2 (Shark Bait) T 
Land Shark T 
Narrow Face T,TR 
Natural Born Topropers T,S,TR 
Nurse Shark T 
Old Man and the Sea S 
Old Man And The Sea Direct S 
Pigeon of the Sea S 
Pinkerton S 
Pinnacle 2 T,TR 
Play With Your Balls T 
Pretzel Logic S 
Prow TR 
S.S. Minnow T 
Sand Dollar  S 
Sand Shark T 
Sea Robin T 
Sea Urchin T 
Side of Mouse TR 
Slap Happy S 
Tendonkey Punch S 
Tiger Shark T 
Tiger's Woody S 
Weakfish S,TR 
Wooly Bully S 
Unsorted Routes:

Bertha 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Equipped by Kirk Miller, savored by Mike Cichon
New Route: Yes
Season: any
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Submitted By: mike c on Mar 20, 2011

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Matt working the slopers.

Description 

It has fun and devious, slabby, face moves.

Location 

It's on the outside of the pillar between S.S. Minnow and Great Wide Shark.

Protection 

4 wonderful mega bolts per Kirk!


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By mike c
From: golden
Jan 10, 2015

I had a hard run...4 tries actually! Bolted nicely by Kirk Miller! Had a bit of fun on it....
By Kirk Miller
From: Golden, CO
Jan 12, 2015

Try to see what's going down
Maybe read between the lines
Had a feeling I was falling, falling, falling.
By Mark Rolofson
Apr 20, 2015
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Worth doing especially for such a short route. Wow, Mike, it took you 4 tries! I can see why. It took me 3 tries, & I was glad I sent it. The rain had washed the chalk off many of the holds. On my first go, I missed a good edge for my right hand above 3rd bolt. After finding it, that didn't solve everything, because the hardest moves come after clipping 4th bolt. It is committing getting to this bolt (even though safe) with the 3rd bolt at your feet for the clip. At first I did not find the clip stance, but there is a reasonable way to clip the 4th bolt. You can hang a long draw or sling onto a short draw to clip early & then clip again for the redpoint, if you find it intimidating. Great balancy moves with high steps, rounded sidepulls, & insecure foot smears. It is not completely over once you get the jug either. Hard without a pump.

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