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The Whopper 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mark Roth and Glen Charnoski
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mark Roth on Sep 30, 2015

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The second crux section after 4th bolt.

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    This route is dedicated to my good friend Matt, aka "The Whopper." He passed away a little over a week ago and will be greatly missed.

    This route was made possible by the same mistake that led to the discovery of Buckets of Rain. Two little trees were accidentally removed by JCOS that obscured this part of the wall. I noticed this line then but didn't get around to investigating till today….

    This route starts just left of Buckets of Rain and goes straight up passing 7 bolts. Shorter folks might want to stick clip the first bolt. This initial overhang is probably the crux, but there is plenty of interesting climbing above. Watch out for the runout section to the 7th bolt. Then step to the right onto the arête for the easiest access to the anchor.


    7 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

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    By Johnny Muir-Addleman
    From: Bishop
    Oct 20, 2015

    There was an X at the start of this route today, does that signify anything about safety?
    By Mark Roth
    From: Boulder
    Oct 21, 2015

    Not sure what that's about. Was the X on loose looking rock? Maybe it's marking buried treasure?
    By Ian Wymore
    From: Denver, CO
    Jun 1, 2016
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    I felt this was just a little bit harder than Buckets of Rain, especially given the bouldery (but easy) start. Moves are obvious all the way up and pretty fun. Pretty dirty between the last bolt and anchors - maybe some debris from the recent rockfall?

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