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The Happy Fisherman

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Indy Wall

Face Up To That Arete

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Makin' Bacon 5.10d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Karla Carandang, Tim Powers in 2004
Length: 40ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Next sport route right of "FUTTA" and left of "The Happy Fisherman". Bouldery start to positive crimps and rails with one long thin move along the way. Harder than it looks.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Muir Valley
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3.7 stars (84 votes)
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5.10d (83 votes)

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Submitted by: italianwrestler125
Date: Aug 21st, 2008

Submitted by: italianwrestler125
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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Meadows said on October 12th, 2004
It's more like a 10b
J-Rock said on October 14th, 2004
10b? Yeah right. The start alone feels more like V2.
Anonymous said on October 21st, 2004
Fun route, with a hard start (assuming you don't jump start or stand on a pack to get the good hold) and an interesting middle section! Got to love it when people say that a route is easy to make themselves feel good (10b??).
rhunt said on November 22nd, 2004
felt like 10+ to me
J-Rock said on November 24th, 2004
Felt like 11b to 12 others so the grade will remain at 11b.
Stewy911 said on February 17th, 2005
Ok I onighted this route with no problem and really did not find one hard move in it. Good crimps all the way up. Getting started could be weird for some but you only have to pop up a couple of feet to get the good hold and your on the ground doing it! So i dunno!
Meadows said on April 11th, 2005
Got to love it when someone says a route is hard to make themselves feel good.
Smedley said on May 9th, 2005
Good line, but you have to be kidding about the grade! This is no more than a 10c at best and that may even be generous!
dlewis101 said on June 6th, 2005
Ok, this is easier that Bandolier, which is , in my opinion, the benchmark for RRG 11a, so i't not 11a. I don't do many 10c's, but I think it's a bit harder than 10c. 10d is a good grade for a short little fun route.
Anonymous said on June 17th, 2005
The grade suggests that it is easier than Bandolier too! Coincidence?
usccabum1985 said on June 19th, 2005
short and fun, some kid told me it was the warmup?? ya start your day with sharp crimps. well done
merrick said on October 31st, 2005
10d felt right to me. i am short and the start was a little hard and there was one reachy move, but it wasn't that bad other than that.
Captain Bad Beta said on July 6th, 2007
I found this route really thin at parts but it felt great to finish it. I thought it was a bit harder then it looked. This was also my first climb when it was snowing so I couldn't feel my hands. :)
Brentucky said on November 18th, 2007
i thought the start was cool, but i felt the crux was going from the 4th to 5th bolt. maybe i just did it wrong, but every hold that looked good wasn't that good. i'll have to come back and try again though b/c the climb is cool and very generously bolted.
Anonymous said on December 2nd, 2007
it was a very good climb and the bottom move is interesting. don't say it's too reachy i'm 4'11, 11years old and it's my first redpoint 5.10d.
ruetut said on April 13th, 2008
If this climb is 10d, then Creep Show at Phantasia is an 11c,
vertical1 said on May 21st, 2010
I onsited it, so I concur a 10d rating. I am also 5'6", so not too short or tall, but past the opening moves, the crimps are all solid. plenty of rests.
Bootney Farnsworth said on March 31st, 2013
Great, short route! With high feet at the bottom the start is very do-able. One long move and then you're home free.