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Stuck in Puberty - 5.11b

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Rock (Sport)
7 Bolts, plus a 2 bolt anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Found on the left side of a prominent arete, immediately right of Muy Enfermo. A sizable boulder is immediately underneath the route. Climb the west (left) side, w/o grabbing the arete. Turn the arete above the 4th bolt and finish on the last 3 bolts of D.D.M., the route around the corner. Strenuous, overhung climbing at first, easing off considerable once the 4th bolt is reached. A fun climb.

Descent Options:

Rap/Lower off the anchor. No walk off.

Submitted by: alexnees on 2007-03-13
Views: 384
Route ID: 84076

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  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: alexnees on 2007-03-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good climb, but a little contrived.

Got this on the second or third try. As usual with Mentmore, the key is finding the hidden holds. Strenuous start, but not really too bad at all. A little contrived though, since you're not supposed to use the arete until above the 4th bolt. NOTE: if you want to clean the draws on rappel, I'd suggest bringing stuff for an autoblock. The route leans and overhangs, making it hard to clean with only one hand.

Added: 2007-03-13