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Michelin Man - 5.12b

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


A must do!!. Starting left on the crack traverse left and make some hard crimpy moves up to a loose clipping jug. Continue up through steep pumpy slopers to a horizontal. Traverse left, moving past a pocket "probably full of water :)" and get a good rest. Move up and then move right to the in-your-face crux and follow easy climbing to the top. *Note, there is a new finish up and left, I don't know how hard it is, but probably makes the route 5.11 . . . following added by Leaverbiner - original description by DBrayack - The Left finish is more consistent with the first 6 bolts and is listed as 11d. An excellent route!

Submitted by: leaverbiner on 2004-06-01
Views: 778
Route ID: 37081

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: rocket_man on 2005-04-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .

Did all the moves, just need to put it together.

Added: 2011-05-19

  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: dew4theq on 2009-09-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Should've had it

I had this thing. I cruised up the climb and got to the rest before the crux. After trying a lot of different things, I started a sequence of moves and I was on the right track. It was working. I grabbed a really crap crimper after making a huge reach. After that I saw a better crimper so I bumped to it, hit the hold, but was pumped enough that I wasn't able to hold onto it. Next hold was a good one, it would have been over. I'm coming back to slay this one real soon.

P.S. I hate the fact that I have to call this ascent a hang dog, since I only hung on it once.

Added: 2009-09-23