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Revenge of the Shoggoths - 5.11c

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 4
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Phillip Bryan
Rock (Sport)
4 draws; stick clip.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Grade is extremely height dependent, ranging 11c to likely as high as the sky; for most shorter climbers maybe 12b? Starts in the little dihedral over the right nostril of the Snout of Shubb Niggorath. Shoggoths were servants of the Elder Things until they rebelled. They were enormous masses of gelatinous flesh that they could form into appendages and organs as needed. Phillip onsighted this route on his FA. Blaine later figured out beta at the crux that dropped it three letters to its present grade, making for a more balanced route.

Submitted by: Hogge on 2008-06-19
Last Modified: 2011-09-14
Views: 707
Route ID: 90872

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3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Hogge on 2011-09-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars finally a repeat on new beta, but only for the tall.

The "Blaine beta" was a painful kneebar to slowly move up, optional lefthand undercling, then snatch the best part of the sprag (a little crimp dish). Yesterday I kept hands low, got left foot high on the big point, leaned right, swung in a left-and-up arc (powerd by the left foot) to make the snatch pretty much blind. All about precision but the power requirements weren't much, no big power dyno such as Ralph's Route. Comparable to Ferntasm Twice Removed (11b) but harder to stick, harder to hold onto and move up on.

A 5'8" guy did not have the body length to do this style of deadpoint, and so the route grade is (IMO) highly height-dependent.

Added: 2011-09-06

  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: kvochatzer on 2011-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars hard awkward crux off the deck

i cannot contort myself into any sort of 5.11d move on the crux. Since I did not do the crux move, I'll have to guess on what it feels like. However, since I couldn't work it out, I'm thinking 5.12b minimum for anyone without the long monkey-arm reach of Blaine and more the size of me or Phil that has to do some crazy 5.12 maneuver to move through the crux.

Added: 2011-06-16

  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Hogge on 2008-03-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars a year later, Blaine Burris gets 2nd ascent and I get 3rd.

Thrilling! A year ago, Phil Bryan sent it onsight and suggested 5.12c/d. David Cardosa also sent. Not much traffic followed that ascent, then today Blaine employed "magic beta" which eased the crux. Blaine thinks it's an 11+. I originally thought 11c and easier than Hastur's, and repeated the route, but later after alot of Hasturs ascents and failures at repeating Revenge, I think 11d or harder.

Added: 2008-03-21