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This route is located in the Southern Region at The Chocolate Factory


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Naked 5.12a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Blake Bowling, Steve Kauffman, Greg Martin in 1998
Length: 55ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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35 feet right of the two previous bolted lines is this steep pocketed route.
Moves: Pockets
Descent: Chain anchors
Stays Dry: Stays dry
Owner: Private

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4.14 stars (58 votes)
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5.12b (74 votes)

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Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Apr 13th, 2015

Submitted by: ray
Date: Apr 17th, 2012


JR said on November 14th, 2011
There is rope hanging on this line with 2 sets of anchors???
JR said on August 15th, 2013
This wall has some nice short steep climbs. Starting to feel like Military's 5.12 wall. In a good way.
lena_chita said on September 3rd, 2013
As of August 31st, there was no rope hanging on this route anymore, and no red tag, so we got on it. There are 6 bolts, not 4, and I would call it low-12.
crimpandpeel said on October 25th, 2013
you guys are on crack if you think its even a 12, 11d on its best day
crimpandpeel said on October 25th, 2013
fun as hell thou- cleaned up nice, thanks Greg
Brentucky said on November 10th, 2013
Damn I love this wall. Great route!
dustonian said on March 15th, 2014
great route, thanks for finishing this one up Greg!
Chuckdott said on May 10th, 2014
Powerful. Pumpy. Big jugs. Sharp. Watch out for flappers if feeling pumped at the top.
Meadows said on October 9th, 2014
It reminds me of a route at Maple that I liked so much (minus the hantavirus mid-route).
Anonymous said on November 29th, 2017
I'm impressed with the onsight, toprope-freesnake, first ascent on this thing. So impressive it's unbelievable.
Sarahbelzile said on July 21st, 2018
Wow, why did I wait so long to try this? Its the most fun route on this wall, I think. Feels as friendly as Mercy the Huff. Love the jugs and the sustained nature of this thing.
Anonymous said on July 22nd, 2018
can someone please tell me a pretty story about rock climbing? thank you. p.s. i am not a troll
Anonymous said on November 5th, 2018
The fence at the Base of these climbs is dangerous to climbers and also makes cleaning and belaying difficult. The fence needs to be lowered and made into a bench or something.
eduard said on November 12th, 2018
The "fence" near the base of this route is completely fine and safe, no idea what anon is talking about - you'd need to try really hard to hit it somehow.
Anonymous said on November 12th, 2018
I found what appears to be skin and a little bit of meat, and some leg hair on the top of 3 of the posts. I'm guessing it's the meat and leg hair of an experienced climber.
climbhigh said on November 12th, 2018
When foraging for meat, its best to look for inexperienced leg meat, as the wild climbers get older and developed, the meat tends to get gamey and tougher. Best of luck in your future forays
Anonymous said on January 23rd, 2019
Fuck the staircases behind these routes. They are dangerous and completely ridiculous. Rip it all out except for one staircase and cut your loses before another person gets t-boned in the ass.
Anonymous said on January 24th, 2019
I'm definitely in favor of the staircases. Rip em out and that entire hill will be completely eroded within 10 years. People won't just use the one that you propose to leave - they'll just walk up the hill wherever they'd like. With multiple, at least we have a chance of preservation.
climb2core said on January 24th, 2019
This is a good intentions gone wrong. I am down for re-doing the stairs this spring. I looked at it and there is potential for a much cleaner, more aesthetic solution that will prevent the erosion and be safer. I'll see if I can put together a crew and get it done this spring after talking to Curtis and Audrey
Anonymous said on January 24th, 2019
Rather than ripping the whole thing out, maybe just take down the fencing/posts and replace with a bench that runs the length?
Cocoapuffs1000 said on January 24th, 2019
No disrespect intended to the RRGCC, but if those posts are anywhere near the landing zone they need to come out. Hitting that fence could change a fall from bruises / broken bones to being paralyzed for life. Saying that you will only hit them with a bad belay is no excuse - you don't put a metal spike in the middle of your car's steering wheel and justify it by saying it will only maim bad drivers.
airplaneface said on January 24th, 2019
I don't think the fence is in the way. I am assuming there are multiple staircases so each of the routes lower onto one of them and prevent erosion. Keep all the stairs and I guess lower the fence if needed. Also, if you are going to anonymously complain about the fence, maybe you should do something about it. Go to a trail day, and help build it.
Anonymous said on January 25th, 2019
Wow, so many climbers have specialized training in erosion and trail building. /s
Anonymous said on January 25th, 2019
Useless without pictures.
Anonymous said on January 28th, 2019
Good intentions, but this has got to be one of the biggest eyesores in the PMRP. Take down the fences, leave the stairs until the wood rots and cut the losses.
Anonymous said on January 30th, 2019
What we need is a wall. A big, beautiful wall.
Anonymous said on January 31st, 2019
And we'll get the gyms to pay for it?
Anonymous said on January 31st, 2019
A big beautiful wall stretching all the way along the Ohio state line to Indiana
allah said on March 26th, 2019
Mimic the base of The Shire with a couple tiered landings, erosion problem solved. Sure it’s a little hard work, but it will look and work better than what’s there now. It’s a shame this was one couples idea and no other ideas were considered.
Anonymous said on October 30th, 2019
hard as fu$k 12B all day and solid 12B
Raiden said on November 18th, 2020
The long perma draws that were on the anchor are no longer there. The anchor bolts are about 24" apart and each hanger has a single quick link on it. It would be good to get some long chains on the anchor.
Anonymous said on November 18th, 2020
So, you taking on this or waiting for the bolt fairies to fix it?
Anonymous said on November 18th, 2020
The old perma placement was jacked, but so is removing them without putting in a replacement. Sounds like now someone at the top with only 2 standards QDs has to set up a death triangle.
Anonymous said on February 22nd, 2021
Is this one of the best and hardest 12a's in the RRG? A real nemesis route, but I love it.
Anonymous said on February 24th, 2021
Consensus is 12b above, and I agree. Super good and hard.