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This route is located in the Southern Region at The Bear's Den

72 Hour Energy

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Zero Dark Fiddy 5.13a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Dru Mack, Scott Curran in 2013
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Vertical face climbing leads to a large jug rail. Gain your composure and take on the hard crimpy headwall above.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Private

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5.13b (5 votes)

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Sep 25th, 2013

Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Sep 25th, 2013


ray said on September 13th, 2013
Best name ever
dustonian said on September 13th, 2013 what happened to Nuclear Winter??
pigsteak said on October 28th, 2013
is this a closed proj?
climb2core said on October 28th, 2013
Dude, it says "closed project"... But I am sure Scott will let you get on it, no worries of sending...
dustonian said on October 28th, 2013
For some reason, this one just doesn't want to go down despite numerous strongoloids trying it and being super close. I bet Crompypants could do it quickly in the shape he's in now if he just went out there again... one of the more impressive chalkless 12c onsights I've witnessed went down yesterday at SG...
Cromper said on October 28th, 2013
Hampton has tried it a couple times, ill give it a few goes here in the next few weeks and if I don't send I'll open it.
pigsteak said on October 28th, 2013
sure cromper and ow cant send...might as well just add my name to the fa i am mainly asking bc there appear to be numerous routes not online
512OW said on November 6th, 2013
I've been waitin on the colds to come. It's really hard to warm up and give it a go before the wall starts baking, and I'm just not strong enough to do it warm. You should definitely go do it Scott... so good.
Dmack said on January 5th, 2014
Soooo good!!! Get on it!!!
Anonymous said on June 8th, 2017
tried this thing today. Did I miss something or is it just a big dyno after the perma?
Anonymous said on June 8th, 2017
More like a big deadpoint. That's what gives it the grade.
Cromper said on June 8th, 2017
Big left hand deadpoint to a Spock crimp
Anonymous said on June 8th, 2017
really? Deadpoint to the big iron fins off of the little crimps above the perma? I must have missed something. Seems too far for a deadpoint