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Lowered Expectations aka Sandy's Ass Cherry

This route is located in the Southern Region at Left Field


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Apoplectic Chick from Missouri 5.10a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: John Bronaugh in 2004
Length: 45ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Begin right and around the corner from the previous line and climb through an overhanging section to a blank face. Negotiate past the blank section then continue on larger holds to the anchors.
Moves: Pockets
Descent: Bolt anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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5.10b (89 votes)

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Submitted by: CobyJo
Date: May 20th, 2014

Submitted by: Roger
Date: May 18th, 2014

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Date: Jan 5th, 2011

Submitted by: dkjazz
Date: Mar 2nd, 2010


Meadows said on May 20th, 2005
That's a hard 5.9!
Meadows said on May 20th, 2005
"Climb jugs"? It's not that juggy at the beggining and the move going from the 3rd to 4th is a cool move!
John E said on May 23rd, 2005
5.9? It's more like a 5.10 a or b.
J-Rock said on July 25th, 2005
Felt like 5.9. Good holds the whole way. Pumpy and fun.
pigsteak said on March 12th, 2006
K-Dawg said on October 23rd, 2006
worth doing
Captain Bad Beta said on October 24th, 2006
This was fun... bouldering start with huge clip holds. Nice rest spot about half way up then on to easier ledges.
merrick said on October 28th, 2007
that is a hard climb. pretty fun but fricking was sandbagged at 5.9 and might be sandbagged at 10b....
jlu said on July 13th, 2009
pumpy pumpy pumpy
theothermorgan said on May 16th, 2010
WARNING: This route has two loose bolts and the right anker bolt is also loose.
CLIMBTRAD said on March 19th, 2012
New anchor 2 5/8 ss Wave Bolts and links..
nik said on June 28th, 2012
felt a little hard for a 10a/b, but i understand why some might hesitate to give it a 10c since it eases up so much after the third bolt (assuming you find/use the rest) or fourth bolt (if you don't). in any case, fun! some cool looking slopey ledges up top.
ryanthayer said on March 26th, 2013
completely confused, this route had 6 bolts so not sure why it is listed as 2? also only a 10a? it was more like a 60ft 6bolt route that was closer to 10d/11a.... but other than the misleading description the route was really fun!!
EricDorsey said on March 26th, 2013
bahaha 11a? Thanks for making me feel good about myself...
Spikeddem said on November 21st, 2013
How this was ever confused for a 5.9, I will never know.
tunedvwgti said on July 17th, 2017
Looked good from below. I jumped on and quickly came to find the comments listed above to be to my agreement. Pretty hard for its grade. It beat me this time...pumpy and just tossed me right off. :) A really fun route though.
Anonymous said on July 4th, 2020
5.8 with a 10d move but fun
Jared420_69 said on July 5th, 2020
Sleeper classic, similar to loompa but that boulder in the middle could b v2.