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Barn Dance

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Dark Side

The "end" of the crag

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Praestantissimum 5.12a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Scott Curran in 2012
Length: 85ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Conquer a short powerful boulder problem at the start to gain the comfort of several large holds. Get your head on straight then move onto the slabby top, passing a committing crux along the way. End in a beautiful half-sunken hueco.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC
bouldery (1) crimpy (1) technical (1)
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5.12a (3 votes)

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Submitted by: Cromper
Date: Oct 22nd, 2012


Cromper said on October 11th, 2012
Some of the best technical climbing I have experienced at the red! The first move on this will be sure to piss you off if you're a shorty, but the top is definitely worth battling through the frustration!
Andrew said on October 11th, 2012
This looks like a good one. Good job Scott
dustonian said on October 11th, 2012
My little boy is all grown up. Which is appropriate since I've been doing his mom.
whoneedsfeet said on October 11th, 2012
Stop dipping in my cool aid Dustin, I'll lay you out!
Anonymous said on October 11th, 2012
Jimmy: you mean kool-aid. Cool aid is when you aid free solo
dustonian said on October 11th, 2012
I think he meant "school's AIDS"
Cromper said on October 16th, 2012
Fixed line is off this. I really hope this gets climbed every so often because it is a freakin awesome rock climb!
dustonian said on October 16th, 2012
I swear I will totally climb this motherfucker next time I am out there. It looks killer!
Anonymous said on October 22nd, 2012
FA was done with a giant dead anal violator tree looming under. Nice work
Spikeddem said on October 22nd, 2012
Cromper's mom came to watch him climb?
Spikeddem said on October 22nd, 2012
In my haste I missed that you specified "tree." Shoot.
Cromper said on November 9th, 2012
Dustin, go warm up on this! I'm sure all of the lichen I scrubbed off is growing back.
dustonian said on November 9th, 2012
By "warm up," do you mean, "get sandbagged, fall, try again, maybe send, get exhausted, then fall from the top of evil emperor again"?? Actually I was all amped up to do it the other day, but I was real close to sending the sickie proj and we ran out of time. Did manage to do some some gardening & cleaning on It's a Trap! and Stormtrooper tho. Will do this soon for sure!!
dustonian said on November 20th, 2012
V3 start to one of the best 5.11 slabs in the Red... props Cromp!