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Creepy Karpis

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Alcatraz

Traumatized Turtle

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Dope on a Rope 5.11b (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Ian Kirk in 2014
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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The juggier and steeper of the lines on this wall. Reach high for a deep horizontal to pull over a small roof and into a quick pockety section. After that, enjoy the fun flow of good old fashioned Red River steep jug hauling complete with a no-hands double knee bar rest. Remember though, another trait of those old fashioned jug hauls is to spit in your face right at the chains.
Moves: Pumpy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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3.68 stars (25 votes)
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5.11b (22 votes)

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Submitted by: climb2core
Date: Oct 29th, 2014

Submitted by: ray
Date: Oct 28th, 2014


climb2core said on October 29th, 2014
This one puts a smile on my face every time I climb it. Don't cheat yourself at the anchors and clip from below. Throw for it and I promise you won't be disappointed.
pigsteak said on October 29th, 2014
very nice line..Ian finally...finally...found something worth bolting;)..thanks for the hard work and stellar line.
AdamDugan said on September 25th, 2016
This route now has 10 or 11 bolts plus anchors.
climb2core said on September 25th, 2016
I didn't put em there. I added one when I first bolted it but that count seems high.
lena_chita said on October 12th, 2016
10 bolts at least. I thought I had two extra draws, based on guidebook description, and I ended up having to grab a draw from a lower bolt in order to have something for the anchors.
lena_chita said on October 13th, 2016
Also, the last bolt was a spinner. Nothing wrong with it, as far as I could tell. I hand-tightened it, didn't have a wrench. But maybe someone with a wrench could give it a little tightening soon.
climb2core said on October 14th, 2016
Looks like you didn't send yet. Come back for the tick and bring a wrench this time! ;)
climb2core said on May 21st, 2017
Bolts seemed good on this today... Thx to Jeff who recently tightened the loose one down.
Rusty said on June 6th, 2017
10 bolts. Not my cup of tea - sandy ledge hopping