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The Finest and the Flyest - 5.11a

Average Rating = 2.50/5 Average Rating : 2.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 13
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock
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3 bolts to 2 chain anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 2.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Description:

Start on the tufa, and move up to the bulging dihedral. Austin Rock listed the name as "The Finest of the Flyest"; an old-timer says it's "The Flyest of the Fitest." Who's right?

Submitted by: bmoscon on 2004-03-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-28
Views: 687
Route ID: 49823

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: Hogge on 2011-04-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars dubious bolt scheme on a good route

Karl's judging it a little harshly; maybe another outing and he'd "come around". Bolt 2 should move up a little and bolt 3 down a little. Even I had to move feet up to high-clip bolt 3 draw, retreat, then clip the rope. Bah! Cool climbing though. Hang dogged, then TR-clean.

Added: 2011-04-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kvochatzer on 2010-10-31 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars not particularly enjoyable

Long overlooked at RR on Arbor Wall, it looked like it had potential viewed from the ground. While climbing it there was very little that I enjoyed about it. The moves felt awkward through the crux and the rest was in a run out section between #2 and #3. In fact, the bolt placement was less than desirable with the long (Austin) run out to #3 that if the leader fell while clipping #3 overhead (like most lead climbers do), there is ground fall potential. This could have easily been remedied by lowering #3 about 3 feet to the rest stance then adding a 4th bolt near a good feature about 3 feet above the current location of #3. Although Annette and I didn't enjoy the climb (she had much worse things to say about it), you may like it - that's the nature of climbing preferences. Yet, there's probably a reason this one has been over-looked all these years and no one has logged a climb on it here at this site.

Added: 2010-11-01