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Listerine Girl

This route is located in the Southern Region at Shady Grove

The "end" of the crag

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Street Fight 5.10a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Ron Snider, Jason Burton, James Street in 2006
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This rightmost climb shares the opening moves of Shaved Squirrel.Head up after the opening moves of Shaved Squirrel, right up a ramp to some fine edging, sidepulls, and a well featured (and slightly run out) finale on easy terrain.
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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2.93 stars (42 votes)
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5.10a (36 votes)

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Ascentionist said on October 20th, 2006
Wow, two of my bosses, one past and one present...putting up routes together. Seems ominous to me.
JB said on October 24th, 2006
you have to go work for Ron next... it's fate!
Ascentionist said on October 24th, 2006
I hope he doesn't work for EKU. I'd like to get out of here eventually.
TIT said on July 5th, 2007
Easier than it's sister route to the left. Also very slabby and very fun. If you like slabby friction routes, these are must do's. Atypical for the Red-
Cleveland said on November 19th, 2007
This route is super fun.
Lander said on April 7th, 2008
I'd like this climb better if the techy bottom half extended to the top or if the 5.3 top half went to the bottom. It's not really atypical for the red. Decent slab route.
Josephine said on April 7th, 2008
a wire brush came in handy
Lander said on April 8th, 2008
When we go to climb slabs, I always have my toothbrush sized wire brush handy.
Anonymous said on April 8th, 2008
Wire is a bit extreme for sandstone, don't you think?
bcombs said on April 8th, 2008
Not if you want that half pad crimp to be a pad and a half! ;)
MSMITH said on April 9th, 2008
Yep, always got my wire brush to smooth out them holds and my spraypaint to tick em. Meanwhile, I forget to pick up my trash and poop on the trail while practicing other questionable ethics.
Lander said on April 9th, 2008
wire brushing a climb isn't questionable ethics. on a slab it's neccesary to clean off the lichen so the friction is good. it should be done by the fa anyway. it doesn't harm the rock in any way. can someone please show me a route that has been 'damaged' by a wire brush?
Anonymous said on April 9th, 2008
What Lander said.
pigsteak said on April 9th, 2008
its like the cleaning done by the FA....better just done and kept quiet. however, I have noticed when I wire brush, sometimes it takes off a layer of patina, and the underlying stone is more soft. I have now created an eternal mess with no end in sight. wire brushing should be done by professionals.
Anonymous said on April 9th, 2008
For cleaning an existing sandstone line, all you need is a nylon bristle brush. Save the wire for your tooth enamel.
ahab said on April 9th, 2008
wow, all this debate is making me curious. looks like the FA chose a suitable name b/c by the looks of it a street fight is a brewin'. can't be any worse than waltz the D...right?
pigsteak said on April 10th, 2008
notice he/she said "existing" line..and for those with enough traffic, nylon is enough. for the record , NOTHING is worse than waltz the deal.....unless it is half the other piles I have bolted at curbside.
Anonymous said on April 10th, 2008
a good nylon bristle tile grout brush is great even on the dirtiest sandstone
Lander said on April 10th, 2008
i can't beleive an off hand comment generated this much controversy. it's true nylon bristles are usually sufficient for cleaning piles but stubborn lichen requires wire brushing. and it doesn't hurt the rock.
Anonymous said on April 10th, 2008
Wire most definitely hurts sandstone! Unless someone is putting up a new route there is no reason to be using a wire brush. Brushing is admirable but don't be fucking lazy and use wire. Nylon will also remove lichen. FACT.
MSMITH said on April 10th, 2008
Use a tooth brush, why ruin the rock with wire brushes? Would you do that to the gym holds? No, then why would you do it to the cliff?
Wes said on April 10th, 2008
Heh, funny to see people talk about the evils of wire brushes to someone who has a number of outstanding RRG FA's to his name. Think I am with Lander on this one - and I have used wire brushes to clean new routes several times. In fact, they wear right out after maybe only half a route.
MSMITH said on April 10th, 2008
Right, but repeated use is just downright destructive.
Lander said on April 10th, 2008
thanks, wes. btw, i don't want people to think i'm going nuts with the wire brush. sometimes i use it. most of the time it's not needed. and it doesn't hurt the rock!
Anonymous said on April 10th, 2008
Since we aren't talking about new routes I don't care if Lander is God and He created the fucking rock. Wire is not necessary. Many sandstone climbing areas prohibit the use of wire brushes for cleaning. There is a very good reason for this, it is destructive. Plastic will clean lichen if you put some work into it. What's so hard to understand?
Wes said on April 10th, 2008
Actually, these are still pretty new routes, and maybe they needed a little wire brush love still? Ha, prohibit? Never, ever heard of anything like that before. How do you enforce that? And how hard is it to use your actual name?
Anonymous said on April 10th, 2008
Plenty of areas prohibit the use of wire brushes. HP40 is one that you may have heard of and it isn't even too far away. From their published rules: NO WIRE BRUSHES ARE ALLOWED AT ANY TIME !!! PLEASE BRUSH LIGHTLY EVEN WITH NYLON BRUSHES!! Sandstone can be very fragile, and the natural life on the unused areas is important to us and is protected. HP40 is not the only sandstone climbing area with such a prohibition. As to enforcement, is there no honor among climbers?
Wes said on April 10th, 2008
I don't know about honor among climbers, but I don't put much faith in the honor of anonymous internet users!
Anonymous said on April 10th, 2008
Why would you be threatened by facts that can easily be verified? Now that's kind of sad and disappointing.
Lander said on April 10th, 2008
alright someone. why don't you petition for a 'prohibition' on wire brushes in the red if you feel so strongly? i think lurkist, buster and many other fas might have something to say about it. seriously dude, you're out of your element. your trying to apply the norms at a bouldering place to the red. this discussion doesn't belong here anyway. this is an online guide. if you want to discuss ethics, check out the forum. i'm done here.
Anonymous said on April 10th, 2008
overreactions are funny
MSMITH said on April 10th, 2008
BTW I am not the someone who was posting earlier.
SCIN said on April 10th, 2008
This anonymous chump obviously hasn't struggled with the parasitic nastiness that blankets many new lines here. I wonder if Mr. or Mrs. anonymous would object to the beating, battering, and hammering of loose rock that takes place when preparing a line for them to flail on before it becomes climbable? I'm willing to bet Mr. or Mrs. anonymous has never taken the time to add a ride to our amusement park.
Anonymous said on April 10th, 2008
anonymous was talking about established routes and said so
Anonymous said on April 10th, 2008
TruValue Hardware has toothbrush sized wire brushes for 99 cents!
SCIN said on April 11th, 2008
Oh, thank you anonymous #2.
Brentucky said on July 2nd, 2008
alright, time for a real comment about this route... anyone with a normal brain should be able to easily figure out that all the good holds are to the RIGHT of the bolt line. i was sweating, cursing, and shaking much more furiously than my partners because i climbed about 3 feet left throughout the entire middle section making for one hell of a slab.
ynp1 said on June 16th, 2011
Great climb! If you are heading west and need to learn how to friction climb, do this route.
lena_chita said on October 1st, 2012
Climb this on a wet day... what a great idea! I haven't been so scared on a climb ever! O.K., maybe once at the Looking Glass...