June Bug

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Crossroads

Crossroads Crack


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Swallow the Hollow 5.12a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2012
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 0 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Walk downhill from June Bug to locate this striking line which climbs easier than it appears. Begin off the boulder on the left and climb up to a stance beneath the meat of the line. Take on the steep face making use of Scream-face holds to reach the obvious duck-bill feature. Shake out then make more big moves culminating in a desperate finale for the chains. No gigantic cheater slings on the anchors!
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC
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4.09 stars (11 votes)
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5.12a (12 votes)

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1
Cromper said on August 13th, 2012
Can't wait to get on this one! Good eye kipp!
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dustonian said on August 13th, 2012
Didn't take a rocket surgeon to spot this line... just the gumption to rap in and bolt it. Can't believe it's only 12a(ish)!!
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dustonian said on August 13th, 2012
Meaning to say, it's quite the compelling and beautiful line...glad this one finally got bolted!
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pigsteak said on August 13th, 2012
just have to get out there and do it..letting myself get pulled in many directions right now and hard to stay focused. it will be a great line no doubt,
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pigsteak said on September 16th, 2012
ok, sent it today and it is as good as it looks...gonna call it 11d until it gets more sends. hang a long sling on 3rd bolt or rope drag will get you. my draws will be on it for about two more weeks, and the red tag is still on there, but feel free to jump on in.
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pigsteak said on September 16th, 2012
9 bolts and chains...dont cheat yourself and hang long draws on anchors..the last move is sublime.
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dustonian said on September 17th, 2012
sicky gnar-gnar brah. this thing totally looks like 12+... congrats on the send!
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Power2U said on September 23rd, 2012
Sweet line Kipp! Leave your draws for one more week as I've got to go back and send next weekend, tried it too late in the day and the crimps got the best of me ;-) Plus you are spot on on the finish move, no long draws allowed on the chains, would definitely drop the quality and grade!
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Spikeddem said on September 23rd, 2012
I think this route was given a 5.12+ name
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pigsteak said on September 23rd, 2012
thanks john...jeff and I may get out there this week and if he sends we will be pulling the draws though. gotta move them to the next new line ya know;)
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Willy said on September 24th, 2012
The last move is incredible! So is the rest of this route for that matter. Hard to believe its all there until you start climbing. Pumpy and sustained once you leave the ledge
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ray said on September 30th, 2012
Best ever. Like the 11d version of Amarillo Sunset.
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Anonymous said on September 30th, 2012
so this is a 3-star route that only looks like a 5-star?
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Power2U said on October 1st, 2012
Super fun! Definitely don't wuss out on the finish... it's doable even when wet ;-) Broke a crimp at the top after the fin. a little harder now, but even more fun! Nice one Kipp! It's Crossroads, the crag of the future, ha!
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pigsteak said on October 6th, 2012
The high move isnt particularly harder now but id vote for changing this to 12a.
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SCIN said on October 6th, 2012
Then click the little vote button and do it. No comment even needed! Just like when you'll vote for Romney.
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pigsteak said on October 6th, 2012
let me try again....mr guidebook editor, when i sent this thing originally I thought it to be solid 11d and voted as much. I got back on it today and now think it reflects a 12a rating. since i already used up my one vote could you please change the rating to 12a? favors forthcoming.
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dustonian said on October 8th, 2012
unique moves and very reachy. 12a seems about right.
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dustonian said on October 8th, 2012
and don't forget the long sling or double draw for the 3rd bolt, there are some super scary sharp chickenheads on that ledge
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Jeff said on October 8th, 2012
I sure miss that crimp P2U.
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One-Fall said on October 11th, 2012
Wonderful dynamic movement. So much fun.
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Jeff said on October 13th, 2012
11d - 12a...? Who cares? Awesome line pignuts!
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Anonymous said on November 26th, 2012
Pretty much THE line to do at Crossroads, beautiful looking climb, seems like it should be so much harder, props.
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pawilkes said on October 22nd, 2013
this thing should have some steel drop ins at the top to discourage people hanging long draws on the anchors. great line, bummed I didn't bug you enough to help me bolt it when I spied it years ago. thanks for all you do Kipp
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Saxman said on October 22nd, 2013
Great line with fun moves all the way to the anchors from the ledge. Too bad Pawilkes didn't have the wherewithal to bolt it.
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AdamDugan said on October 3rd, 2016
Great line, but the anchors (bolts, hangers, and chain) are very rusted.
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Anonymous said on October 3rd, 2016
Only 4 years since the bolts were placed. I am sure Kipp will be back out to replace them with glue ins soon. ;)
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Anonymous said on October 3rd, 2016
surface rust is typicaly not an issue
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Tunica Intima said on December 9th, 2017
Replaced the aluminum binders on the chains with steel ones. Repurposed the aluminums lower for cleaning. Anchor bolts, hangers and chains do look pretty rusted, they seem solid, but the heads of the bolts look as if the rust is getting deeper than surface rust. I don't know how to replace bolts, but if someone is willing, I would contribute to replace with stainless glue ins and a perma for cleaning. Route is fun, big burly moves.