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This route is located in the Southern Region at Left Field

Apoplectic Chick from Missouri


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Lowered Expectations aka Sandy's Ass Cherry 5.5 (Sport) **

First Ascent: John Bronaugh in 2004
Length: 45ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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As the approach trail meets the wall, walk left of the blunt arete a few feet to locate this line on a less than vertical face. Climb through large holds, angling right to the anchors.
Chossy and dirty, but everyone does it.
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC
Steepness:
juggy (1)
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Submitted by: CobyJo
Date: May 19th, 2014

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Date: Aug 25th, 2011

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Date: Mar 1st, 2010

Comments

1
merrick said on December 2nd, 2005
really fun route, would be a great first lead for someone.
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pigsteak said on March 11th, 2006
if it was a bit longer, it 'd be a must do. as is, a bit short, but well bolted for the beginner.
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said on May 26th, 2006
lies. No one has sent this and only will over my dead body!
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Anonymous said on May 26th, 2006
that could be arranged. :)
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Anonymous said on September 27th, 2006
it was my first lead...
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K-Dawg said on October 23rd, 2006
we laughed the entire time doing this route. step, clip, step, clip..... good for a beginners first lead.
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Captain Bad Beta said on October 23rd, 2006
Short, over protected, huge ledge to work on anchors. This route has first lead written all over it.
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ElectricDisciple said on December 19th, 2006
Yeah, this was pretty stupid... Needs about oh... THREE bolts instead of it's usual five... Has anyone lost anything recently near the top of that climb?
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rrgclimber said on October 7th, 2007
yes good beginner lead. and to many bolts
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jenbongo said on November 5th, 2007
My first lead DOWNclimb! (easier than cleaning the traditional way)
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katybugclimbs said on May 4th, 2008
First lead! Toproped it last year. Dad, be careful with my robobunny!
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Josephine said on May 5th, 2008
in addition to being a good first lead - it is also a great place to teach new climbers how to clean anchors since there's a nice little ledge you can stand on and be right with them when they do it.
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512OW said on May 5th, 2008
I swear the Robobunny jumped. She can clean anchors later. She's only 10, after all....
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Kostik said on August 20th, 2008
Solid for the grade. My first 5.5 lead.
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Dman said on June 28th, 2009
Solo
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Peppermint said on July 26th, 2010
Totally agree with Josephine. The ledge makes it perfect for teaching someone who to clean the anchors, since they can take their time and you can walk them through it slowly while they're comfortably standing.
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will5122 said on June 27th, 2011
I didn't feel a 5.5 was worth the hassle of putting my shoes on so I led it barefoot and had a blast I felt very in touch with the rock afterwards
18
DirtMcGirt said on September 16th, 2012
free solo
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dustonian said on September 16th, 2012
WOW holy shit that is so bad ass!!!! You must have been REALLY scared huh!!?
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Wes said on October 8th, 2012
Was meant to go up and over the little bulge on the right of the ledge, but the rock was crap. Thus, lowered expectations. Sandy's Ass Cherry because anyone can do it because it is so easy, though dirty.