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Smell the Glove

This route is located in the Southern Region at Volunteer Wall

A Chip Off the Old Sturnum

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Hurt 5.10c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Blake Bowling , Matt Tackett in 2006
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Begin on a boulder 50 feet right of the previous line. Climb around a large plate which leads to pockets and edges on a more featured section of the wall.
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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5.10d (47 votes)

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Submitted by: krabikrabi
Date: May 29th, 2007

Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Feb 5th, 2007


Gaar said on February 6th, 2007
Fun climb, top half is a little "interesting"
said on March 30th, 2007
Good movement throughout. Definitely worth doing.
anticlmber said on November 2nd, 2008
fun route, good moves.
Brentucky said on January 4th, 2009
It's not the prettiest to look at, but the moves are pretty cool on this thing. I think it's a good one to practice some footwork on.
Lander said on October 25th, 2010
quality. clean rock, good movement.
michaelarmand said on August 20th, 2011
There appears to be a fracture in the rock all around the anchors.
Redpoint said on June 10th, 2013
A 2 foot horizontal crack has formed that touches both bolts. I'm sure the bolts were not placed on this crack, but it formed from top roping most likely. These anchors are not on a strong vertical wall but instead about 9 inches under the bolts is just air. If the bottom half of the rock (under the new crack that formed) goes, the anchors are going with it. It's so bad I made this illustration: The route should be immediately red tagged at minimum. I was scared for my life repelling, I should have lowered and placed a mallion on the last bolt as a backup.
Willy said on June 17th, 2013
Moved the anchors today and replaced them with glue-ins. Old anchor didn't look too terrible. The crack was more like a micro seam that ran underneath the bolts and not through them.
dustonian said on June 17th, 2013
Nice work Willy, thanks!
Bootney Farnsworth said on April 7th, 2014
Whew! Thought this was harder than the 10 and 11 to its left. Lots of fun but never quite what you want it to be.
SpikySkaKid said on May 6th, 2014
Very cool route with good movement. Definite crux near the last bolt where it thins out quite a bit.
J-Ru said on May 23rd, 2018
This is not the warm-up you are looking for... but interesting none the less.