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Throbbing Emotions

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

Grandma Josephine

3 votes

Grandpa Joe 5.9 (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Josephine Neff in 2013
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Enjoyable pocketed face climbing with multiple rests. 10 ft. right of Throbbing Emotions.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private

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3.45 stars (75 votes)
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5.9 (66 votes)

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Submitted by: usmcmars
Date: Oct 4th, 2013

Submitted by: usmcmars
Date: Oct 4th, 2013


tradotto said on May 6th, 2013
There is a wasp nest starting between the last bolt and anchors. If anyone is allergic they might want to skip this one.
Willy said on May 7th, 2013
Pretty dirty still but should clean up real quick. Nice to have another moderate on this side of Choco
Josephine said on May 7th, 2013
wow! That was quick for the wasps! :-( maybe i'll bring some spray next time I'm up that way
krampus said on May 12th, 2013
pretty nice addition to the area, nice work josephine
climb2core said on May 28th, 2013
Nice climb. Maybe more 5.8 though? Anyways, I knocked down the the yellow jacket nest with my stick clip. There was only one buzzing around after and we had a duel to the death. Fortunately, I came out on top.
Chiyram said on May 28th, 2013
A little more cleaning on this thing and it's going to be really nice. I enjoyed the climb, cool holds and moves for the grade.
Rooky said on June 9th, 2013
Lotta fun! Moves well.
dustonian said on July 29th, 2013
actually the PI is at the anchor of this route, never mind the left route's comment
Anonymous said on July 30th, 2013
not a chance this is 5.9- maybe 8 at best
usmcmars said on September 29th, 2013
Great bolting job Josey. I really enjoyed it, especially the unique nature of the rock at the top. It was really fun climbing.
Alberto Lacayo Jr said on March 27th, 2014
Good warm up!
Lander said on April 12th, 2015
Nice route, Josephine. This has become a popular warmup. It's kind of pumpy for an "easy" climb.
tazunemono said on August 23rd, 2018
Rebolted with glue-ins and new anchors 8/11/18. Finally addressed the “XXXX” spinner halfway up.
Smiles said on December 8th, 2020
Really unusual rock at the top, loved it. 5.8 or 9 seems about right but a novice climber is likely to struggle with the top section a little bit.