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Family History

This route is located in the Miller Fork at The Infirmary


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Bipolar 5.11b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Mike Wheatley in 2013
Length: 55ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Just right of a crack. Big pockets and edges lead to a roof pull where the angle kicks back and the holds get smaller. Give full effort all the way to the chains.
Moves: Pumpy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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5.11b (18 votes)

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Submitted by: Andrew
Date: Dec 5th, 2013


Spikeddem said on April 6th, 2014
Even after lowering, it doesn't seem like it should be hard, but it is. Similar in difficulty and style to Manifest Destiny.
climb2core said on June 6th, 2015
Seeping today. Fun top 1/2. Not as hard as MD, 11b is right
lena_chita said on October 11th, 2016
I did both this one, and the Family History to the right of this climb, on the same day, and this one seemed like a big step up in difficulty, compared to 11a grade for Family History. Not 11d like Manifest Destiny, but solid 11c, at least. I'd say that this one is harder than Dope on the Rope, or Spirit Fingers.
Anonymous said on April 4th, 2017
been a while since i was on manifest, but i think it's a good comparison to this climb. very powerful for a .b.