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This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Long Wall

Are the Pies Fresh?

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Game Boy 5.11c (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Stacy Temple, John Bronaugh in 1992
Length: 140ft
Bolts: 13 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route begins on the ground 50 feet right of the previous "ledge routes" and ascends the entire face.
One of the longest bolted routes in the Red.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Rap from tree-double ropes required
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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5.11c (19 votes)

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Submitted by: Wuddy
Date: Oct 26th, 2014

Submitted by: caribe
Date: May 25th, 2008


Power2U said on August 27th, 2003
This route currently has a big tree hanging from the top of the cliff over the last two bolts.
Power2U said on November 3rd, 2003
...and now the tree is magically gone :)
climberdude99 said on August 5th, 2004
climberdude99 said on August 5th, 2004
good route, i had a lot of fun on it
Green3 said on July 28th, 2005
you don't need to rap, there is a screw link halfway up to thread if you don't mind going off one bolt
calvinivlac said on September 10th, 2007
Are there rap bolts on this line or do you have to rap off the screw link? Yikes.
JR said on September 10th, 2007
There is a rap station on the tree above the route. Two ropes will get you down.
Wolf said on June 12th, 2008
Very stellar and heady. More people should do this. I got down off one 70, but it was very stretchy and it used literally all of the rope.
512OW said on June 13th, 2008
If you go to the top of B3, only 30 feet away, you can rap down with one 60m rope to the top of the big block.
krampus said on June 30th, 2009
DB: Ow kool dude, booty at the roof, I love booty Non-DB friend: yo D to da Bag, maybe you should use it to rappel and not steel it this time
Rollo said on September 14th, 2009
there are 2 sets of anchors on this thing.
RRO said on November 21st, 2009
one 70 will get you down easy from the anchors at the top.
lena_chita said on March 22nd, 2010
i THINK I climbed this route, but I am very confused. The right-most route on the wall felt like .10c, so it must be Back door to paris. Just a few feet left of it was a long route with two sets of anchors, which must have been "are the pies fresh". And just left of that was the route that I climbed... and it felt like .11+. I assumed it would be Game Boy based on guidebook description, but it only had 9 bolts, not 13, and I got lowered with 60m rope. It did not start on the ledge, it wasn't one of the ledge routes, it was just ~ 10 feet left from back door to paris. So what did I climb? Does Game Boy have an intermediate set of anchors now, too? I didn't see any bolts above the anchor that I clipped (one bolt with steel cable, and one bolt below it with a quicklink, joined together with a rap ring), but maybe I was just affected by temporary blimndness because I felt quite done with the route...
JR said on March 22nd, 2010
Sounds like you were on the right route. This route tops out so it is a little confusing I guess.
DrRockso said on May 10th, 2018
Worth going past the 1st set of anchors all the way to the top. A few old bolts next to the ones up there if anyone has the desire to bring a breaker bar up there to remove them.