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Stay the Hand

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Roadside Crag - LIMITED ACCESS

Valor Over Discretion

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Stay the Hand (Direct Start) 5.12c (Sport) *

First Ascent: hasn't seen an FA
Length: 15ft
Bolts: 3 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Direct start to Stay the Hand. Glue in bolts.
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Owner: Graining Fork Nature Preserve

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One-Fall said on February 26th, 2009
Pretty sure Porter called this "Pimp for a Day".
SCIN said on February 26th, 2009
I thought Tim (forget his last name....strong guy from Cincy but lives out West now) put this up?
512OW said on February 28th, 2009
Far as I know, Tim Steele did the FA and called it "Pimp For A Day". I can ask Tim and Porter if there is more confusion.
SCIN said on February 28th, 2009
Yea, it was Tim Steele. I left the name of the "route" out of the first guide and just called it a direct start. I remember doing that and had a reason for it but I forget the reason. I guess it made sense at the time. Maybe because it looked like a lame job.
TonyU said on March 13th, 2009
Tony Ullrich here, I was with Tim when he bolted it. We drove from Miami Univ and spent the morning bouldering as much of the direct start as possible. Renee Kaiser Andre came by and tried it before Tim started drilling and poo pooed the idea. If I could have named it, after belaying Tim for 3 hours to finish the job, it would be "Are we having fun yet?".
Rajiv said on March 25th, 2009
Does anyone know the name of the bouldering problem (connected to a bolted route, I think) on the right side of this wall? It looks like an insane roof problem, maybe V9 or harder.
Yeager420 said on October 12th, 2009
not 12c
Anonymous said on November 22nd, 2009
I did this last weekend. The start is pretty f-ing hard. I'd be reluctant to say 12c. Obviously, the climbing after that is totally chill, but it's a hard boulder problem to figure out. Definitely not 12b...
kafish2 said on May 23rd, 2010
This is a very soft two mover... not sure it was worth the time, should have gone over to the chunnel