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Reasonable Doubt (Open Project)

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

Scantily Trad

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Botanical Gardens 5.10a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Dustin Stephens, Dan Beck in 2014
Length: 95ft
Bolts: 11 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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The long purplish slab right of Reasonable Doubt, starting with a jump off a cheater stack (stick clipping recommended).
Moves: unknown
Descent: Bolt anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private

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3.78 stars (27 votes)
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5.10a (22 votes)

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dustonian said on July 1st, 2014
thanks Nico and Dan for the name.... old fashioned dirty slab goodness
dustonian said on September 4th, 2014
Still need to put the first bolt in on this one so expect to climb somewhat frighteningly high to clip the 2nd in the meantime. Take a brush to score a few karma points. This sector of the Zoo will be prime in late fall.
dustonian said on October 5th, 2014
1st bolt good to go... fun slab, a 60 just gets you down
pigsteak said on April 24th, 2015
This thing is really good
jenbongo said on August 10th, 2015
You can't call it a .10a when you need to do .11 moves to get off the ground. Jump start? Off wobbly cheater blocks? No thanks. I finally managed with a 4-block stack and 2 moves to the jug. Then you still have to pull yourself on to the ledge. Sure, after that it's .10a. Should we call it 5.10a, A0?
dustonian said on August 10th, 2015
You must be super short.
Anonymous said on August 11th, 2015
I guess it's that time of the month. Give her chocolate and run away.
dustonian said on August 11th, 2015
sounds like Trump is making his first campaign stop in Kentucky
Willy said on December 14th, 2015
Rollo said on July 4th, 2016
Great route! Would be five stars if it weren't for the slimy start. Probably only 10 climbing is the start. Pretty cruiser after that.
J-Ru said on October 26th, 2016
So much fun. This is the easy cruiser you need to do at the end of the day to bring it back to Earth and remember that, like Shingo once said, "If you don't like easy climbing... you don't like climbing."
rjackson said on April 29th, 2021
Don't use your cut 60 . . . it'll ruin a good climb. Cheater blocks definitely keep it in the grade.