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Irony of a Twisted Fate

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at The Zoo


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Sparkling Jackass 5.12b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Ray Ellington, Jeff Neal in 2013
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 11 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Move right from the previous three lines about 50 feet to the next bolted line which begins with a sparse section of rock containing a few pockets. Choose your holds wisely.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Private

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5.12b (22 votes)

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Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Sep 4th, 2014

Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Sep 4th, 2014

Submitted by: Jeff
Date: May 29th, 2013


pigsteak said on May 20th, 2013
as of May 2013, this route is still a closed project.
Jeff said on May 26th, 2013
In honor of Terry Kindred.
pigsteak said on May 27th, 2013
nice job to Ray and brad for sending today!
SCIN said on May 29th, 2013
Great line. Burn rubber for a few bolts to reach a much needed sit down then tackle a tough exit move or two from the ledge. Great face climbing takes ya to the chains. Thanks Jeff!
Jeff said on May 29th, 2013
Thanks for opening it up! That lower section sure kicked my butt.
Tomer Oren said on May 29th, 2013
Awesome sequence down low, and cool crimpy section after the rest, me and steve sent it today, 12b feels about right.
Jeff said on May 30th, 2013
Not Jeff's project and not 12c. FA Ray Ellington 5/2013.
pigsteak said on October 14th, 2013
jeff, nice touch on the anchors with the "sparkles"...took me a second and then I smiled and looked towards the skies;)
Anonymous said on October 14th, 2013
Hmmm... Kipp sending in as many goes as Ray and less than Blake. I call shenanigans. ;)
pigsteak said on October 14th, 2013
there ya go so no one gets their feelings hurt....
crimpandpeel said on April 10th, 2014
Jeff, would you please put another bolt up top below the anchors to split up the last section, I witnessed a hold break at the chains and my partner fell 30+ feet hitting the tree that shouldn't be there then hitting the wall, it was a scary event- if you don't want to, do you mind if i slip out and put it in. I understand the land is private and trees should be saved so this will fix the issue
Jeff said on April 10th, 2014
By all means, if your buddy hit the tree, go ahead and add the bolt. I'd do it but my shoulder is jacked, most likely from bolting.
Power2U said on April 15th, 2014
Sweet line with a cool bouldery start on perfect pockets! Should be called "Sparkling Badass Line"
JR said on April 17th, 2014
No votes for 12c
dustonian said on April 28th, 2014
What a ride! Awesome route Jeff... perfect tribute to Terry