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Scratchin' for the Loomer 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Drew Bedford 1987
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Submitted By: Dave Budge on Aug 23, 2007

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Got your footwork dialed? Test your sticky rubber on this thing. Either a frustrating effort or a beautiful dance requiring Zen-like focus.


The first bolted route you come to around the corner and uphill from the flat area below Fortress.


Four bolts with bolted chain anchors shared with Total Ramon to the left.

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Jun 28, 2009
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Loomer: an extremely long and skinny french-fry. Like one that is over 7 inches.
From the urban dictionary
I demand an explanation!!

Also, the hardest 11 I've ever been on.
By drewford
From: Wasatch Back, UT
Jun 7, 2010

In surfer slang the "loomer" is the the last and sometimes largest wave in a set. Ergo, paddling through the first few lesser waves to get to the loomer is scratching.
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Jun 7, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Thank you!
By Tyler Needham
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 30, 2015
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Couldn't even finish it. Insanely difficult. Hardest 11 I've ever been on.
By Donovan Allen
From: Subaru
Oct 2, 2016
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

This felt about as hard as fishlips

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