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Fat Bastard 

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

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: JShiefman, CSnyder, JBaker, Oct 1999
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Submitted By: jbak on Apr 10, 2006

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Higher up on Fat B


An insecure slab start ON the toe of the crag leads to a overhung lieback section.


On toe of crag. Two routes share a start, Fat Bastard branches right, Mini-me goes left.



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By eMurdock
From: Tucson, Arizona
Jun 18, 2006

Three climbers, including Sparky, agreed it is very soft for 11d but pretty fun. Easier than Spiderman.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 20, 2006

3 out of 4 1/2 climbers surveyed can't be wrong!
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 26, 2006

This climb is probably closer to 11c than 11d. Sure wish the anchors were lower so the rope didn't take such a beating.
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 9, 2014
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

A helmet is recommended for the belayer as I pulled a number of palm-sized pieces, in addition to inducing a constant drizzle of grit.

I find the low angle start surprisingly challenging until I wire a sequence. The layback moves up the arete, which make the climb, are unique and grin-inducing. The final moves on the arete along with a tricky clip have always felt hard to me but perhaps this is simply due to flawed beta.

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