Curbside No Traction

This route is located in the Southern Region at Curbside

The Second Labor of Hercules


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The Ankle Brute 5.11a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2006
Length: 35ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the next slab line right of Curbside No Traction.
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC
Steepness:
short (1)
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5.11a (32 votes)

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Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Feb 4th, 2007

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1
ray said on March 24th, 2007
Very tough move down low. I thought I was gonna have a stroke.
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anticlmber said on June 23rd, 2007
hoot mon!! that beginning is pretty interesting. honestly if i knew i could get in those positions i would have gone into porn.
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kirker said on August 24th, 2007
Talk about a one move wonder.
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michaelarmand said on October 29th, 2007
Explain how exactly one pulls this move down low....it seems very hard unless I am missing something...
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pigsteak said on October 29th, 2007
cam a foot in the big hole..hence, the ankle brute
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dbarless said on October 31st, 2007
Tried camming the foot in the big hole down low, hurt like hell and still didn't seem to help me get anywhere but closer to an aneurysm.
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Sco Bro said on March 2nd, 2008
Spanked me. Maybe one day I'll be able to climb slab.
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Power2U said on March 29th, 2008
One move wonder, not so much fun :(
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Saxman said on April 9th, 2008
Great boulder problem start. Lots of fun figuring out how the hell to pull the bottom. If you aren't flexible, you're in trouble.
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pawilkes said on April 13th, 2008
it may be a one move wonder but it was fun! i get the little nub with my left hand and the side pull with the right and basically jump to get my foot into the big hole, then mantel up. couldn't figure out the beta till my buddy did it.
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Saxman said on April 13th, 2008
Well, that's one way.
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Anonymous said on April 14th, 2008
Yes, that is one way, though it looks like saxman knows at least 11+ ways that do not work.
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Saxman said on April 14th, 2008
I am great at giving out beta that won't work.
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Saxman said on April 16th, 2008
After reviewing the sage advice from the people with more points than me from the "Tries?" and "Donkey Schlong" threads, I am changing my attempts.
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Anonymous said on April 16th, 2008
Saxman, what sage advice allowed you to go from 11+ attempts to 4? Everytime you leave the ground, that is an attempt, right? Whatever allows you to sleep at night. Lets be honest, how many attempts did it take?
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Saxman said on April 16th, 2008
You obviously didn't read the threads either when they were posted or just now. I can sleep at night just fine knowing I am following the same rules as Ray, Sharma, and Graham. There you go Ray, in the same sentence as Sharma and Graham.
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krampus said on August 4th, 2008
you cold always just mantle
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caribe said on November 8th, 2009
once it was over, I liked it. :-)
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ynp1 said on December 3rd, 2010
This is a great climb! I think I did the whole route in like 6 moves. The bottom is super fun and the rest is still pretty cool.
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Wolf said on June 3rd, 2012
A little gem. The ability to do a one-legged squat comes in handy.
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Anonymous said on May 15th, 2013
Nobody put "thats what she said" after caribe's comment. I am disappoint.
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Rx2Climb said on September 25th, 2014
Glad I got to see RSMoore figure out the crux. I would have struggled to get to the first bolt without the Beta. Enjoyable route, but the slab next to it (Curbside No Traction) was my favorite at the wall.
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Smiles said on September 28th, 2015
Took me a moment to figure out 'the one move'. Once you do the rest is fairly straight forward. Nice route to warm up on.
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Chiyram said on October 17th, 2015
That start crux was wonkey! I think I liked it, but my face is scratched from the several falls that happened trying to get the send... One legged squat and weirdness is required.
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Anonymous said on November 20th, 2015
First time in a few years I couldn't pull a move on an 11a. Gave it 5 hopeless goes. My ankle hurt 2 weeks thereafter.