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This route is located in the Southern Region at Purgatory

The Proverbial Donkey

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Fat Man's Misery 5.4 (Trad) *

First Ascent: Jason Haas, Matt Tackett in 2005
Length: 40ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Mosey up the wide ramp 25ft. right of Fallen Angel to a ledge and build a belay. Crawl THROUGH the cave on the belay ledge for 30ft. to reach the anchors of Looking Through the Devil's Window on the opposite side of Purgatory and rappel. Bring a #5 camalot for the belay.
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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3.14 stars (7 votes)
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5.4 (3 votes)

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Submitted by: Willy
Date: Apr 16th, 2012

Submitted by: Willy
Date: Apr 16th, 2012

Submitted by: haas
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


haas said on June 15th, 2005
You'll either LOVE this route.....or Hate it
coop said on June 29th, 2005
LOVE IT!!! The actual climbing isn't that spectacular but the cave is AWSOME
haas said on November 30th, 2005
it is also possible to traverse out right on the ledge system to join the Proverbial Donkey for a much harder finish, but you miss the point of the route by going through the tunnel. Also, this is a good way to avoid the R rating on Proverbial Donkey by avoiding the potential spear boulder fall at the beginning of the route.
ynot said on October 18th, 2006
damnit! I never found any cave! I'm dissapointed. I did the alternate finish on PD. Much better line for sure. Tried to toprope PD and hit the boulder when I popped off. Friggin boulder. Did you put that there Jason? I had a good time anyway.
RRO said on October 18th, 2006
the cave is at the ledge system. if your thinking hunker on your kness and wabble thru, ha ! you have to belly crawl your way thru the tunnel. i had to punch my helmet in one part. im weird but i thought it was fun for the grade man. a new adventure climber would love it. its kinda like cavers in that its not really climbing but you dont really care well and its one pitch.
haas said on October 23rd, 2006
I agree with RRO about the cave, it makes the route. Ynot, that boulder is super sketch, huh!? I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. I tried that route first with RRO and he was still being blinded with dirt despite wearing sunglasses (at dusk). I had to come back with Jordan for a cleaner round two.
haas said on October 23rd, 2006
the second part of the above comment is in reference to the Proverbial Donkey, not Fat Man's Misery for clarification
Willy said on April 17th, 2012
Was giddier than a school girl on blow crawling the cave. 1 star route with a five star descent