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This route is located in the Southern Region at What About Bob Wall


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Optical Rectitus 5.11a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Matt Tackett, Aaron Tackett, Amy Tackett, Steph Meadows, Morgain Sprague in 2006
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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As the approach trail meets the main wall near a large boulder, the trail forks left and right. If you take the right fork and head up to the cliff about 30 more feet you will arrive just beneath this bolted line up a blunt arete.
Moves: unknown
Descent: anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private

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Meadows said on August 28th, 2006
I'd like to request that the route setter add more holds. I left a tendon midway up this route.
RRO said on August 28th, 2006
i glued it on so now there are more holds. your welcome and thanks for taking one for the greater good of the community.
Meadows said on August 31st, 2006
You glued my tendon onto the route? Shit! Now I have to grow a new one. I'm glad I can serve in some way.
chriss said on September 17th, 2006
Really good route! Great movement.
ray said on March 12th, 2007
I agree with chriss. The movement on this route can't be beat. I loved this line.
JR said on September 3rd, 2007
I love the name you (Tackett's) freakin smarty pants. I thought I smelled some irony.
pawilkes said on June 20th, 2008
this was a hard onsight but really neat route.
michaelarmand said on May 31st, 2009
The crux in the middle defeated me in the worst way. Did a hold break, is it sandbagged, or do I just suck? The rest of the climb was exciting....
RRO said on May 31st, 2009
wasnt many holds on it to break off i rem right. i heard the dude that drilled it is weak as sh*@ and no way its sandbagged. of the options you gave us to chose from we only have option C left. i would read Ho's training advice and follow it to a T. :)
ahab said on July 13th, 2009
pull your head out and go climb this. oh so good.
trog said on November 16th, 2009
2 falls and 1 pull on draw, felt hard for me; maybe if I were 2 in taller, or just better? A great route
anticlmber said on June 21st, 2010
pretty cool
Anonymous said on April 16th, 2012
This is a tricky little bastard, but ultimately super rewarding. Fantastic that all the holds arent chalked up, makes you look around a bit (a lot). If you dont get the onsight, do it twice, the movements worth it.