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Purdy Mouth

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Motherlode

Take That, Katie Brown

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Fire Pink 5.14c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Adam Ondra
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 0 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This longstanding project left of Take That Katie Brown was quickly dispatched by Adam Ondra in 2012 during his rampage through the Red.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: Private

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Oct 10th, 2021


One-Fall said on November 6th, 2012
Ray, Did Ondra name it this? If so, cool. If not, I'll treat you and M to Miguel's if we can change the name. That route is too beautiful to be called Mr. Sandy. Love, lee
dustonian said on November 6th, 2012
Ondra named it that on his 8a list
Anonymous said on November 6th, 2012
maybe it means something less derisive in Czech.
dustonian said on November 6th, 2012
maybe the route is sandy
Next Level said on November 6th, 2012
Maybe he named it after the storm that hit while he was here.
Anonymous said on November 6th, 2012
nah. too topical.
whoneedsfeet said on November 7th, 2012
Maybe he was nick naming Dustin's vagina.
dustonian said on November 7th, 2012
Cromper's mom's maybe. Shouldn't you be flailing on 5.9 hand cracks instead of layin down the spray as usual?
the lurkist said on October 4th, 2021
I agree Mr. Sandy is not a great name for a beautiful route. I bolted it and always felt the burnt orange feature near the bottom of a swirling solution pocket should be recognized. I named it Fire Pink after the five petal flowers-Fire Pinks- that grow at the base of the undertow in the summertime.
One-Fall said on October 6th, 2021
Absolutely love the name and it’s significance. For me, this is the most beautiful section of wall in The Red.
the lurkist said on October 7th, 2021
I emailed Ondra to ask him if he might consider changing the name. I explained the rationale for the name fire pink and he was very gracious in his response. He liked the name and the spirit behind it paying homage to the fire pinks that grow at the base of the under tow. He agreed and changed the name on and I told him that I would submit it to Ray for a change on this site. My thanks to AO.
K.Fisher said on October 8th, 2021
A much more inviting name for sure.