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Hammer Time

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Serenity Point


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Can't Touch This 5.12b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Ian Kirk in 2015
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Tackle a low boulder problem that will test your lock off strength as you reach for a high crimp and shorties may find that they can't touch this. Regain your composure and finish the route up on a series of fun yet pumpy roof pulls.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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3.33 stars (9 votes)
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5.12c (11 votes)

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Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Dec 6th, 2021

Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Apr 29th, 2015

Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Apr 29th, 2015


Cromper said on April 28th, 2015
Fun boulder problem. Last bolt unfortunately suffers from some dirty run off, holds are big up there though. Thanks for bolting this one Ian.
climb2core said on April 29th, 2015
Thanks Scott. I need to go back and do some pruning. The top needs a good brushing still.
Willy said on March 27th, 2016
Broke part of the crimp on the low crux first time hitting it. Got spanked around for the next twenty minutes trying to do it again. May be in the 12c ball park again now
viktor said on February 20th, 2017
Fun line, thanks for bolting. Top is so dirty!
Anonymous said on February 20th, 2017
Anchor should be one bolt lower for sure
Anonymous said on February 20th, 2017
Thanks for the feedback. The top didn't get the brushing it deserved. I'll give it a good one and if it gets dirty, I'll drop the anchors.
Anonymous said on November 27th, 2017
You should add an anchor after the first boulder problem and rename the extension "Don't Touch This"
Anonymous said on November 27th, 2017
Sounds like someone got their feelings hurt on the start.
symardila said on September 8th, 2018
Top is still a bit muddy but it does not look like its new dirt (chalk marks are visible and I don't think this gets much traffic). I gave it a good scrub and after brushing off a tick mark that was in the wrong spot it went way smoother
bcircell said on October 14th, 2019
Still pretty frail up high. Busted a number of feet off. Bottom feels comparable in difficulty to Hellraiser.
Raiden said on December 6th, 2021
Nice route - it was quite clean except the final couple holds. Seems to be a trend, but it's not a big deal as they are large jugs anyway. 12b seems accurate (unless you're short) - it's a single move.