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Insane Whisperings from a Yuggothian Braincase - 5.11c

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 14
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Sport)
9 fixed biners on chains. Do not ship any of them! Falls while attempting the 6th clip will cause some contact druing the swing and require you to run a few steps across the cliff.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


A totally wow easy-on-the-hands pumpfest. This route is super fun for a wide range of climbers from 5.10+ to gods. Lacking power cruxes, requiring alot of endurance, this many-move traverse is a great equalizer. 5.10+ climbers can work through it, while most 5.12 climbers can not send it their first day out. The fixed biners eliminate the need to clean any gear. This traverse crosses eight uproutes, and nine quality variations ranging 5.10c to 5.12 bale from the traverse up and out on the uproutes. (Each variation has an entry in the Route database.) The route's name refers to MI-GO braincases from Lovecraft's "The Whisperer in Darkness" story. The weird MI-GO race built braincases to house and transport the minds of other beings, who could still see, hear, and speak...but who slowly would go insane.

Submitted by: Hogge on 2009-01-02
Last Modified: 2014-02-14
Views: 740
Route ID: 90941

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  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Hogge on 2008-06-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fifteen months to redpoint this

I've been working on this off and on for 15 months! If I had to do it over, I would have spent much more time working the section between bolts 7 and 9.

Random comment: the traverse has a great feature of getting progressively steeper its last third or so, while hold choices increase at the same time, making it interesting to read.

Added: 2008-06-11