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Whipper Snapper 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Evan Wisheropp
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Evan Wisheropp on May 19, 2017

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Wacky route with more technical than physically difficult climbing. The route climbs a separate boulder for two bolts before stepping across to the main rock. From there, the bolts trend left and are spaced close enough to keep you off of the ledge out right should ye whipper snappers pitch off. Be sure to clip bolts 3-5 with shoulder length slings to keep your rope running smooth. The crux comes near the top where the right sequence will get you through without having to muscle too much.

I took a best guess on the grade. I had the moves wired by the lead go so it may feel a tad harder on the onsight. Please give it a consensus grade. The anchors were installed by Zach Miller with the intent to inspect the roof. The rest of the route was bolted with his welcoming go-ahead. If you think the roof could go, get it done!


Halfway between Russian Roulette and All Marked Up. Look for a 20' roof, 25' off the ground. Route starts just to the right on a semi-separate boulder.


9 bolts. I clipped bolt 2 and 5 medium length, and 3 and 4 with shoulder length slings to keep the rope from pinching under the mini-roof

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