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Meathooks - 5.11a

Average Rating = 4.20/5 Average Rating : 4.20 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.36/5
  Rock Quality 4.07/5
  Scenery 3.64/5
  Fun Factor 4.71/5

Description:

One of the most travelled routes at Grassi. A gym climber's dream. Big holds, close bolts and fairly steep climbing draw people to this climb like moths to a flame. Shares anchors with 'Stormtroopers...'.

Submitted by: sponge on 2003-12-08
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Route ID: 22571

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: emloughl on 2014-05-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Near-ground fall from 4th bolt. Caution: Loose rock! Wear your helmets, folks.

Just a testament to Grassi Lake's poor limestone rock quality. Meathooks is a wicked-fun classic overhanging route. But know that this kind of limestone takes its unique shape from years of freeze-thaw, water seepage and erosion.

My experience: I was warming up on this classic, and just clipping the 4th bolt. Normally I clip when the bolt's closer to my harness, but since I gripped a massive jug with my right hand I figured that it wouldn't hurt to reach up and clip into it. Just after I pulled a bunch of rope to make the clip, that massive hold (polished and chalked from years of use) made a sandy crunch noise and the toaster-sized rock pulled right off the wall, landing a couple meters away from my belayer, just as I tucked my legs and my ass was inches away from slamming into the ground. Good catch!

Just sharing my experience so others know to be cautious - the rock feels solid, but it will eventually pull. Use your judgement, and wear your helmets.

Added: 2014-05-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: CamelCigarettePack on 2013-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Meathooks

Don't even need your climbing shoes for this one the jugs are so big.

Added: 2013-08-18

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: faustiandeal on 2012-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice.

Fun, pumpy and very overhung. And the Jugs! Oh the jugs. Really nice route.

Added: 2012-05-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: amyas on 2011-08-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars -

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Added: 2011-12-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: USnavy on 2011-08-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars nice

Pumpy, but huge jugs the whole way.

Added: 2011-08-25

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