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Whipping Boy 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Wade Griffith, Jeremy Griffiths, Jen Hanft
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Wade Griffith on May 15, 2002  with updates from Evan Wisheropp

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The route goes up the offwidth to the right of a route called Hello Stupid near Father #1. Climb an offwidth to a ledge (or scramble in from the right) to get to the meat of the climb. A flaring and overhanging offwidth looms above you offering some chickenwings, arm bars, and a little stacking. It is fists to hands above that. This is a fun route in a sick way.


#2, 3, 4, 4.5, and 5 Camalots. A #3 Big-bro works well at the beginning.

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By Evan Deis
Sep 8, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Excellent climb. Not nice. It is possible to get a tipped out #6 before committing to the crux (this is your first pro if you've soloed the chimney). A second large piece would be nice to have.
By Pamela Shanti Pack
Oct 11, 2015
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Burly. Placed two tipped out #6 cams before the crux. "Fun" is not a word I would use to describe this pitch, but I agree it's awesome in a soul-crushing kinda way! Used: 2x #6 and a #5, #4.5 and #2. Soloed the chimney to the ledge to prevent rope-drag.
By Evan Wisheropp
Aug 2, 2017
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Excellent route! This route is the perfect Vedauwoo mix of finesse with a healthy dose of try-hard. You'll want to get your gear planned out from the ledge or you could be in for a bad time. I placed a #6 at the exit of the chimney. Once on the ledge I set a bomber #9 VG up high clipped with a sling along side an ultra tipped out #6 on a medium sling which was later bumped higher into a bomber placement. Then #3, old #4, #2, and chains! This route is a true classic.

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