COVID-19 Climbing Guidelines: The Red River Gorge in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Muir Valley, and all RRGCC-owned property - which includes Miller Fork Recreational Preserve, Bald Rock Recreational Preserve, and Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve - request that you follow the guidelines outlined on each website if you choose to climb during this time. See links above for more details about each climbing area.

Sweet and Sour

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Practice Wall

Mercenary of the Mandarin Chicken

0 votes

Ai Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni 5.7 (Sport) **

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Karla Carandang, Jenny Wagner, Mark Ryan in 2005
Length: 20ft
Bolts: 2 (report bad bolts/anchors)

Click for more images
This is the short vertical face right of "Sweet and Sour". It can be climbed to the left or right of the bolts and with or without a sit-start.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: 2 bolt anchor with quicklinks
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

Add / Edit Tags

Route Spray
Show Project
Quality Consensus

2.69 stars (55 votes)
Grade Consensus
5.7 (53 votes)

You must login to save your input!
+ add
+ add



Submitted by: 512OW
Date: Jun 2nd, 2008

Submitted by: TSO
Date: Jul 18th, 2006


RRO said on July 2nd, 2005
Who cares if the climb is good, the name just made me laugh till I cried.
Ascentionist said on July 11th, 2005
Fortunately I did not Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni. Good route, but too short.
J-Rock said on July 12th, 2005
I wish it were much longer too, but unfortunately I can't make the rock grow. Some beginners might like it though. I don't recommend several of these routes, especially for climbers looking for longer or more challenging routes.
cephas said on August 10th, 2005
Its not difficult, but it is harder than it looks at first. Still a fun rout, I'd say that the start is what gives it the .7!
K-Dawg said on October 13th, 2005
The crag was empty when we were there so I gave my girlfriend a lead lesson. She enjoyed the lower level climbs in this area but for anyone else, they probably wouldn't even classify as a warmup.
bryanboonern said on March 20th, 2006
My favorite one out of the three in this area. Watch out. Don't bang your knee.
p0bray01 said on July 11th, 2006
My GF soloed it and BANG HER FA KIN was great! Easy little climb to start the day and get the joints moving.
p0bray01 said on July 11th, 2006
My GF soloed it and BANGed HER FA KIN was great! Easy little climb to start the day and get the joints moving.
woman said on June 4th, 2007
heheh. the tag on the route leaves out the fa kin! censorshiP???
Meringue said on March 7th, 2008
good PRACTICE! you can start from lying underneath overhang making it a 9+ or so... watch those knees tho! Shady and rain free, little to no seepage
Papatrad said on May 28th, 2008
Short, interesting and good practice for my 15 year old son. Overall I liked it. I wish it was 60 feet higher.
speedoflight said on August 15th, 2008
hard start, thats about it
rdskaggs said on December 1st, 2009
my first route at the red