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Wild Yet Tasty 

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

Type:  Sport, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Porter Jarrard, Jeff Moll, 1992
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Submitted By: 426 on Apr 10, 2007  with updates from Kris S

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Oliver Hill setting up for the crux move on Wild Y...


A shorter (4 bolt) route on the furthest right side of the gorgeous clifflet past Aquaduck Pocket and Henry.


Keep walking right until you get to the "can't miss it" gorgeous wall. This route is the furthers one right, starting off a huge boulder.


5 bolts, anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: shaking out on the bottom part of wild yet tasty
shaking out on the bottom part of wild yet tasty
Rock Climbing Photo: Warming up on Wild, Yet Tasty, near the anchor.
Warming up on Wild, Yet Tasty, near the anchor.

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By Luke Stefurak
From: Seattle, WA
Oct 17, 2007
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I know the guidebook also says 4 bolts but there are 5 now.
By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Dec 20, 2008

Pretty damn hard move (with a decent runout) between the 4th & 5th bolt. Some argue this route is rather soft, but it probably won't feel that way if you're onsighting.
By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Oct 19, 2009

The sidepull that looks like a jug is not.
By Tradiban
Jul 7, 2010

Hey Melville, remember the epic whipper you took on this thing?!?!?
By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 22, 2015

Great juggy overhanging route with cool moves. Can serve as a perfect warmup for table of colors....
By gblauer Blauer
From: Wayne, PA
Oct 18, 2015

I took an epic whipper on this climb. There's a move up there...
By BrianWS
Oct 25, 2015
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Far from being the "softest" 12 a in the gorge, per the guidebook description. Felt pretty solid by NRG standards and much much harder than other RRG 12- routes. Climb Ro Shampo, Check Your Grip, Inequity, or pretty much any non-Porter Jarrard 12a/b lines for comparison. Hell, Mercy the Huff felt only slightly harder than this line.

I assume most people read the description, hang the sh** out of the route, and sandbag because others have done the same.
By S. Neoh
Oct 25, 2015

Agreed. I took the fall. Nasty. Sharp holds too.
By EthanC
Mar 2, 2016

When I climbed this, I talked to a guy who had been at Left Flank for a week projecting TOC, he said for the week he'd been there, people had come up looking for the softest 12a in the red, and all the people who had said that had failed to send this (including myself).

So take that for what it's worth.
By Willis K
Apr 5, 2016

Agreed on all counts. That move getting towards the 5th bolt is no joke, and it's sharp. Felt possibly harder than any individual move on Mercy, the Huff.
By Jessi H
Oct 31, 2016
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

In love; one of my top 3 favorite routes in the Red. Not soft, particularly at my height (5'3", -3.5 ape) because instead of 1-2 hard moves it becomes 3-4. Fantastic, fun, flowy, intuitive climbing and clean falls.
By Sean H
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 18, 2017

Soft if you have power/strength/more boulderer style. Perhaps hard if you don't. Great either way.

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