The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Southern Region at Courtesy Wall

Wearing Out My Welcome

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Go Home Yankee 5.12a (Sport) **

First Ascent: Matt Tackett, Charlie Rittenberry in 2006
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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From the approach trail, walk right to reach a nice looking wall sporting 3 lines. This is the rightmost line and takes on the face left of the arete. Your experience could be contrived or technical depending on your patience
Moves: Technical
Descent: Bolt Anchor
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Private

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Quality Consensus

3.27 stars (11 votes)
Grade Consensus
5.12a (10 votes)

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Don McGlone said on June 11th, 2007
Congrats Tackett on the impressive send yesterday. Fun to watch!
Yasmeen said on June 12th, 2007
Nice job! I removed the "Closed Project" note.
RRO said on June 16th, 2007
fun, techy, shady and steep. i like it. who knows what the grade is. get on it and let me know.
512OW said on June 16th, 2007
Who the hell are you?? Chris Sharma??? For Christs sake... rate the damn thing!!
heavyc said on June 20th, 2007
great route, probably will see a few more footholds break, I broke several
pawilkes said on November 10th, 2010
the first four bolts of this thing are stellar! super fun technical, balancey movement.
dlewis101 said on May 31st, 2011
I wanted to post something so this route gets the love it deserves. My guidebook says this is a 4 star, and I would have to agree. 2 Star it is not! This route is different from other 5.12s at the gorge. You don't just scoot up the face (or overhang, or whatever), you have to think. Good quality, balancy, and committing moves, with a great move before the rest ledge and a stout finish. Maybe the top is harder than 5.12; I think a couple of holds may have broken, Or maybe I'm not that strong. Try it and see for yourself!
krampus said on March 23rd, 2015
I agree, this rout is stellar. It seems to be pretty well cleaned up now and the moves are a lot of fun. Even with the no hands rest the finish is on you. Pretty stout 12a but 12b would be a push.