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

Butterface (open project)

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Loverface 5.13c (Sport)

First Ascent: Kyle Fisher in 2013
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Climb sustained boulder problems which increase in difficulty up to the last bolt. Grab a shake then battle the final showdown to the chains. The final problem can be wet after a good rain. Equipped by Dustin Stephens.
Moves: unknown
Descent: unknown
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private
sharp (1) crimpy (1) bouldery (1) short (1)
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3.88 stars (8 votes)
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5.13d (4 votes)

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Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Nov 4th, 2020

Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Nov 4th, 2020


dustonian said on December 20th, 2012
actually I think I equipped this one... Kyle's project now.
dustonian said on April 11th, 2013
Congrats Kyle on the send! Open at 13c, "Loverface" I sweet of him to name it after me ;)
der uber said on April 11th, 2013
Looks great, especially the top. I need to get out of my style bubble and check this thing out.
kafish2 said on April 12th, 2013
Thanks again Dustin, figured the least I could do is name it after you. Super fun and creative movement on this one.
Anonymous said on June 25th, 2019
So, honestly, how is this route? Is it worth doing? What's the style like? I guess i'm asking Kyle since no one else has really done it...
K.Fisher said on June 30th, 2019
I'm obviously biased but... The climb is above average and very unique for the red. It is a pure power endurance crimp route having only one rest on the route at the last bolt. No section is crazy hard for the 13+ climber but there is no fluff either. The movement is good as well. Closest approximation, pacing wise, would be imagining Nagypapa with an easier end crux but slightly harder lead up. Better quality rock than Fatface to the left or the Butterface project to the right but it is a bit sharp and the first bolt is a bit of an awkward scramble to a ledge.
Anonymous said on July 1st, 2019
Thanks for the info!
pumpout2004 said on November 4th, 2020
This is an excellent rock scramble. A bit sharp in spots but worth it for the wild, jumpy movement. Solid 4 star climb.
dustonian said on November 5th, 2020
Sick photo Raiden... pumpout is still the hottest clover from Ohio hands-down! Glad this thing is getting some action
dustonian said on November 5th, 2020
*hottest clover or climber, either way works!
Andrew said on November 5th, 2020
Just looks like a picture of a guy with poor footwork.
pumpout2004 said on November 5th, 2020
Hey now! That was calculated poor footwork for max sports action.
businessprofessional said on November 5th, 2020
I agree with Andrew. That climber should do some sit-ups, or buy some new shoes. Anything to keep his feet on.
dustonian said on November 5th, 2020
Hmm true it does look like he cut feet in both photos... maybe he just knew there was a photographer nearby haha
whoneedsfeet said on November 5th, 2020
I personally love the photo.
Raiden said on November 6th, 2020
Thanks Dusty. Not the best quality photos; they are actually screen grabs from video - should be dropping on Mellow soon. Pumpout didn't even use his feet on this climb, he just campused the whole thing. Just goes to show what a little clover can do when they believe in themselves. #sportsaction
Raiden said on November 6th, 2020
RE: getting some action, this route had FOUR climbers on it last weekend. I bet that's even more action than Cromper's Mom has ever seen. Talking about the route, of course.
pumpout2004 said on November 6th, 2020
If you tick mark it, they will come...on Cromper's mom
Cromper said on November 6th, 2020
Go play with your bugs you beautiful clover.
dustonian said on November 6th, 2020
I can't wait for this sick ass Mellow drop from team Looby