Gluttony

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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haas said on June 15th, 2005
You'll either LOVE this route.....or Hate it
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coop said on June 29th, 2005
LOVE IT!!! The actual climbing isn't that spectacular but the cave is AWSOME
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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