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The Juggernaut

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

Climactic Crush

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Shootin' Hot Hugs 5.12a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Troy Davison in 2012
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Routes 1-16 are best reached by following the first trail on the left off of the main trail. The trail heads up and right to meet up with the cliff near this route. Look for bolts on a nice looking golden wall beginning above a 15 foot high ledge.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private

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3.77 stars (26 votes)
Grade Consensus
5.11d (28 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Apr 17th, 2012


dustonian said on April 18th, 2012
purdy picture
pumpout2004 said on August 21st, 2012
This route is very forgetta....???
dustonian said on August 21st, 2012
Quit point harvesting and go send Throwin' Ropes
pumpout2004 said on August 21st, 2012
With a route name like Shootin Hot Hugs, I am subconsciously half way there.
symardila said on September 18th, 2012
does anyone know what is the next bolted line to the right of this? I got on it thinking It was this one but go figure there is two more now. the next one over had a red tag but this particular one I climb didn't
Andrew said on September 18th, 2012
Its mine, I bolted and sent it last week, but ray is to damn lazy to put it in the guide book. I am starting to suspect he is half retarded. Its an 11b called Climactic Crush. The red tagged route is a 10a that my dad hasn't had time to climb yet. He should get it done this week.
SCIN said on September 18th, 2012
Andrew, it's your punishment for submitting routes to me in fragmented chunks of text messages instead of using the Submit a Route tool like everyone else does. See Dustin if you have any questions on how to use this entirely complicated tool.
dustonian said on September 18th, 2012
What I wanna know is who Shadow is blowin to get his routes in so damn quick...
neeko said on October 27th, 2012
"shootin' hot hugs" or "shootin' hot hogs"? (or hot hogs hugs - pardon my french) I erased the tick mark on the crimp I broke.
kafish2 said on November 19th, 2012
Pretty fun with some varied movement and rests where it is needed. Definitely worth getting on.
climb2core said on May 13th, 2013
Be prepared to boulder up the 10 ft to a lower ledge... not hard if you climb the grade of the climb... but the belayer has to get up it too. Great climb with good pacing and jugs for every clip. Could be a toss up between 11d or 12a, depending on what pockets you find.
dustonian said on March 15th, 2014
No need to boulder up, just walk around to the left to get on the ledge. Really fun route Troy!
Ryanwsu4 said on October 19th, 2015
Felt like it was the kinda route where the onsight was kinda hard, but the second attempt was easy. Figuring out holds was way harder than the moves themselves. Just one man's opinion. Either way, I really enjoyed climbing it. I'd give it 4 stars, not 3.
THB said on May 9th, 2016
Great line! Good addition to the cliff. Fun bouldery moves between good rests. Definitely worth doing.
Anonymous said on December 3rd, 2018
Nothing unsafe, but the anchor will twist your rope in its current setup FYI. A little extension via some quicklinks would help if anyone climbing this happens to have some.