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Trouble Afoot

This route is located in the Miller Fork at The Portal


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8133 5.11d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Mike Wheatley in 2014
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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The little brother of Singularity though not as difficult and of slightly lower quality. Getting off the ground is tough.
Moves: Pumpy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC
long (1) steep (1) adventerous (1) juggy (1) pumpy (1)
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3.87 stars (39 votes)
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5.11d (34 votes)

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Submitted by: usmcmars
Date: Mar 12th, 2020

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Apr 22nd, 2015

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Apr 22nd, 2015

Submitted by: Andrew
Date: May 29th, 2014

Submitted by: Andrew
Date: May 29th, 2014


pumpout2004 said on May 29th, 2014
Little dirty/sandy in spots, but will clean up to be a stellar rock climb!
Michael_W said on May 29th, 2014
named for my favorite son whose beta is always appreciated, often necessary and sometimes impossible.
Anonymous said on March 5th, 2015
Good route and still cleaning up and will get better with time.
whoneedsfeet said on May 26th, 2015
Cleaning up nicely. Great climb.
Jeff said on June 7th, 2015
Love it Mike, great line!
DrRockso said on December 16th, 2015
Such a great climb, good work Mike! Mostly clean now except for a few crumblies after it gets easy at the top, so tread lightly if you don't want to blow your send. Thanks for the permadraws, excited to get on the one to the left.
Anonymous said on March 30th, 2016
This one is soft as hell for the grade too while we're at it
Anonymous said on March 30th, 2016
literally not a single person in this miserable world gives a shit about what you think of the grade of this rock climb.
Anonymous said on March 30th, 2016
lol calm down there mr. big britches
Anonymous said on March 30th, 2016
sorry -- didn't mean to be combative. i just mean, no one cares about what anyone thinks. it's not 15a, you know? 11c, 11d, 12a, whatever. grades are a rough guide. who cares???
Anonymous said on March 30th, 2016
The start on this is probably about as hard as singularity, let's be real...
Cocoapuffs1000 said on March 31st, 2016
If grades didn't matter than we wouldn't have them. How about they be accurate? And why do the 'grades don't matter' people come out of the woodwork when something is about to get down rated? No one whips out that argument out when climb is a sandbag...
Anonymous said on March 31st, 2016
i'm not saying grades don't matter, just that if it's within a letter on either side then why spend time fussing about it? because if it's that close then it's gonna feel different for people with different strengths and body types anyways. can you honestly distinguish between 11d and 12a? 12b and 12c? 10a and 10b? i know i can't. i seriously can't think of one reason why it would possibly matter whether a climb is rated 12c or 12b. not one. 12c vs. 10d, sure. but not when it's so close.
Anonymous said on March 31st, 2016
Stop fussing anon, you sound like an old lady
Anonymous said on March 31st, 2016
There is about 20 points difference between 11c and 12 c. Oh, grades matter.
Cocoapuffs1000 said on April 19th, 2016
Now that I've actually rock-climbed this route, I think it is definitely easier than 11d. 11b or c is more like it.
Chiyram said on January 28th, 2018
Great route, prepare to grunt while pulling moves at 60 degrees!
bcircell said on June 16th, 2020
I thought this was fantastic and a contender for one of the better 11's at MFRP.