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Please Don't Feed the Triceratops

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Pistol Ridge

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Danger Mouse 5.8 (Sport) **

First Ascent: Erik Farley in 1993
Length: 35ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the bolted route just left of Don't Feed the Triceratops.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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5.8 (45 votes)

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Submitted by: Bluelopez100
Date: Sep 26th, 2010

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Anonymous said on June 2nd, 2004
fun climb, go left towards the top or face doom
kreate said on September 3rd, 2004
good times on danger mouse. heads up on the second bolt its a bit of a run out and there is definate possability to deck out if you have too much line out. right next to triceratops so while your there you should def. do both.
K-Dawg said on September 28th, 2005
The hike in keeps this crag fairly quiet so we've always had this wall to ourselves.
Captain Bad Beta said on October 1st, 2005
Fun for beginners.
Feanor007 said on June 3rd, 2007
anchors are loose, not bad, just loose, couldn't find my wrench either, nice route though
Cleveland said on June 26th, 2007
Whoever put this route up must have been tall because a couple of the holds are reachy as hell!
chriss said on June 27th, 2007
Yeah, I wish the route setters would make them less reachy.
rhunt said on June 27th, 2007
I am going to talk to the head route setter about that.
soccerfast007 said on August 2nd, 2007
little heady from first to second bolt, groundfall == :( that's life, fun climb, considerably harder than triceratops for those beginning leaders who are feeling frisky
tunedvwgti said on October 5th, 2007
The DANGER part is right. The hanger is still loose. Fun climb though. Umm... nothing else to mention about this climb.
possum2082 said on May 12th, 2008
man, that last move is a little heady!
rjackson said on June 22nd, 2008
Shorter climbers will find some moves a bit of a reach, but thoughtful. Large under-cling near the second and a dead-point at the end made for a fun climb.
jenbongo said on September 23rd, 2008
I say go straight at the top, but that's still more than a 5.8 move. Maybe it's different if you're tall.
vooshniva said on April 10th, 2009
one of my first routes that I did many years ago
vooshniva said on April 10th, 2009
good route did it many years ago
Anonymous said on May 19th, 2009
Climbed (part of) the route on May 16. The 4th hanger was missing. Decided to down climb instead of going for the anchors. Did not think the route was reachy.
Anonymous said on October 12th, 2009
I climbed the 5.7 adjacent but we set up top rope for a group to climb this. The 3rd or 4th bolt was missing so climber was in decking range, as of 10/11/09
davyanderson said on March 20th, 2010
3/17/2010, hanger was still missing from 3rd bolt.
louisville_climber said on March 28th, 2010
Missing the third bolt assembly... nut and hanger missing, bolt still in place. Still possible to set a TR from Don't Feed the Triceratops if you traverse over.
jrathfon said on May 24th, 2010
the 3rd bolt is still missing a nut and hanger, fyi these are 1/2" bolts. sling a nut on the stud, will actually stay put quite well since the bolt is so fatty. this can easily be backed up with a 0.4 purple camalot to the right, or a few other cam placements in the vicinity. yeah the route setter should have definitely considered short people, sheesh. with good technique, underclings, and footwork, this is definitely a 5.8. the 2nd bolt is decking potential, but you are standing on a ledge to clip. this was a pretty similar trend in the 3 sport routes on this wall, decking potential from 2nd and 3rd bolts. POTENTIAL that is, there are VERY good stances to clip from.
possum2082 said on September 27th, 2010
new 3rd bolt added and fallen on. we're good to go.
Redpoint said on October 14th, 2010
I thought the crux was pretty hard, but I'm not that tall. I ended up dynoing to get the onsight after a few attempts to do it static. Later on top rope I found three different ways to do it static: 1: lock off your left arm very low on the jug and you might just be able to get your finger tips on the ledge above you (10A maybe). 2: go left and do a balancing act using plenty of footwork and one low handhold (5.9- maybe). 3: use the pocket with the crimp with your right arm, and the slopey pocket with your left, and throw for the ledge above. Doing it this way felt slightly harder than the crux on Marano which is now rated 5.10C.
glenn said on March 19th, 2011
I led this route yesterday, only to find some sketchy looking, rusty pieces of hardware connecting the chains to the hangers. I'd recommend taking along some quick links, attaching them to the hangers, and setting up your rap off of the links.
Anonymous said on February 3rd, 2015
there's a hellish wasp nest about halfway up on the left (May '14)