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Fisticuffs - 5.10b

Average Rating = 3.86/5 Average Rating : 3.86 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 19
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (22)
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Rock (Trad)
1
Pro to 4 inches, gear anchor
40
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.75/5
  Rock Quality 4.88/5
  Scenery 4.12/5
  Fun Factor 3.62/5

Description:

Offwidth crack.

Descent Options:

Downscramble.

Submitted by: artm on 2002-01-21
Last Modified: 2007-02-22
Views: 927
Route ID: 10964

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22 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: farmlivingisthelifeforme on 2009-10-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars AWESOME!

I have big hands so this climb was BOMBER fists for me all the way till like the last two feet where I just reached up high and over the top. The fists were so good that several times they actually got stuck and I almost fell trying to undo my semi-cammed hands. I was laughing at myself. I've never been that stuck before. Placed a BD#2 at the bottom incase I fell early. Otherwise used a BD 3 and 4. Anchor requires either two BD4s, or you can hike around the top and sling a large chicken head.

Added: 2009-10-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gregory_huey on 2009-10-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Got it

Some friends were doing Illusion Dweller, so decided to give Fisticuffs another try - has great a great photo angle for ID. I remembered my mistake at the end last time - instead kept the fist jam all through the final move and was rewarded with the redpoint. Its my first redpoint/onsight on level 4 of the SCMA crack list - its nice to cross this one out.

Added: 2009-10-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: gregory_huey on 2009-04-11 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars short & burly

A short & burly route. Thought I was done with the crux - went into a lieback and fell. Darn. I really don't want to do this route again - it chewed up my arms & shins. My guidebook says this is a 10c and I'd agree. It is easy to protect, though. Bring an extra BD #3 for a directional for the second (on the top, post-crux) - if not, pulling the last piece of pro and blowing the pull onto the slab above could result in a nasty pendulum into the wall and an unhappy second. :(


Added: 2009-04-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bandidopeco on 2009-03-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars nice

great rock and a wonderful splitter. Too bad it's not longer. No anchors, yeah.

Added: 2009-04-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2009-01-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fisticuffs

A good consolation after high winds made me not rope up for Run For Your Life. This is a very aesthetic and beautiful line. Feels like 5.9 but if it were any longer it would feel like 5.11. Kept pushing a blue and black cam up the whole way, I was on toprope nearly the whole time!

Added: 2009-01-19

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