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Gild the Lily

This route is located in the Southern Region at What About Bob Wall

Open Project - What About Bob Wall

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Pongosapien 5.11d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2008
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Leftmost line on this wall. Climb to a low ledge, grab a flake, and dig through your bag of tricks to reach a pair of small crimps on the face. Crimp hard for a few bolts then relax on easier fun climbing passing through a body sized hueco just before the chains.
Moves: Crimps
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private

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krampus said on October 14th, 2008
fun start to a relaxing finish, cool rout
caribe said on October 18th, 2008
Ah!! I was going to say what a brilliant name!! Then I saw the FA was kipp and recalled a conversation I had with him on the way to the gorge quite a while ago. Kipp your memory is amazing! That was ages ago. Linnaean taxonomy, genus then species: Pongo pygmaeus is the orangutan (malay: orang utan, wild man) homo sapiens is the man. Mix and match and think about it. :-) Brilliant!
pigsteak said on October 20th, 2008
:) sorry, I forgot to give credit. I have used many of your suggestions. They crack me up because they crack you up when you share them. "hirsute" and "vander waals goo" are also takes on your nerdy encyclopediac knowledge.
Anonymous said on October 31st, 2008
Ah, the missing link has been found at last.
JR said on October 13th, 2009
I broke the first and best foot hold. Still goes.