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The Return of Frank Byron

This route is located in the Southern Region at Curbside

Ankle Brute

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Curbside No Traction 5.10c (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2006
Length: 35ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the first line on the main Curbside wall. It's possible to head right from the previous lines but easier to walk back down to the road then follow the trail to the left near the next oil pump. From where the approach trail meets the wall, walk about 100 feet left and up to a ledge from where this and the next route can be accessed. This is the line on the left of the clean slab and begins left of a rounded flake-like feature. Burn rubber.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC
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5.10c (44 votes)

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Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Feb 5th, 2007


pigsteak said on January 30th, 2007
yep, I'm biased. this thing is 10 times better than it looks from the ground. short, but worth every clip and thank god hold. enjoy the slab finish on a hot day for full effect.
Don McGlone said on January 30th, 2007
Very cool route. Reminds me of a Clack boulder problem.
gladhander said on March 14th, 2007
fantastic slab- There is not a single bolt you can take for granted and some of the solutions are very interesting
anticlmber said on June 23rd, 2007
fun little ride. very enjoyable. going to the anchors is pure HP40.
dbarless said on November 1st, 2007
Stellar climb! So much fun I will stop at curbside again just to do this line. IMO though calling this a .10d is a little much, .10c at the most, just brush up on slab skills. Burn rubber at the top going for the chains for sure though!
Anonymous said on November 1st, 2007
35 ft? crash pads?
pigsteak said on November 2nd, 2007
hey someone...I'll give you $100 to send this with a crashpad....enjoy that top out....
Josephine said on February 4th, 2008
looks dry from the bottom, but does not stay dry at the top. FYI
Lander said on February 4th, 2008
Holy! This isn't a red river "slab" as in vertical. Going to the anchor is full on no hands, have faith in friction, smear and balance. Worth doing.
said on February 5th, 2008
Kipp, this route is what inspires my pending return to climbing. You should have put down your bolt gun after this one. Those two statements are unrelated, BTW.
Brentucky said on March 23rd, 2008
thanks kipp for the "bolt of courage" that allowed me to make the move and surprise myself... after 5 minutes of cursing and wondering WTF! don't worry, no kiddies were around.
ahab said on March 24th, 2008
high step to rail, high step to flake, high step to traverse to what the f*ck?!?
One-Fall said on June 16th, 2008
Kipp, great find. You didn't have to put the anchors there though! ;)
pawilkes said on February 9th, 2009
too bad this thing gets dirty from run off. the last moves are the best, anchors are exactly where they need to be.
ynp1 said on June 16th, 2011
Great climb. Not very hard if you can climb friction. Get on this climb!
dustonian said on August 5th, 2013
Was shocked by how good this was
Rx2Climb said on September 25th, 2014
Loved it. I didn't know I was capable of the no hands move to the anchors!
Chiyram said on October 18th, 2015
One of the best short routes I've ever done.