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On Thin Ice

This route is located in the Miller Fork at The Portal


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Lights Out 5.12a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Ray Ellington, Kipp Trummel in 2015
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Begin as for Tesseract but cut right and up into an arching path on uber steep rock. The final run from the last bolt to the chains is the crux so choose your path wisely. It's quite a ride if you blow it.
Moves: Pumpy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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3.58 stars (12 votes)
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Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Oct 27th, 2015


climb2core said on October 27th, 2015
Thanks for the route Kipp. Fun traversing jughaul until it isn't. If you blow it going to the chains get ready for a boinking session or to start over.
pigsteak said on October 29th, 2015
so the very last we worked it, the hanger started spinning from all the angular falls it was taking...the run to the chains is quite exciting, so I made the decision to add a glue in right next to the 5 piece...the five piece is currently tightened snug, but if I were to get back on the route I would clip both the bomber glue in AND the last 5 piece....hard to describe, but just know that is an option up there..the glue in was moved left to make clipping it from the rest a bit easier. (thx Ian for providing the work on the glue in) this is publicly the last route Ill ever bolt at the Red...hope I ended on a high note.
Anonymous said on October 29th, 2015
Kipp, on behalf on everyone who will climb in the gorge, I thank you for your years of bolting. You were one who kept the ego aside and just bolted fantastic routes. I'm sure BMW will turn out to be a gem of the south, and maybe just maybe one Frenchman will come over just to boulder there...maybe..
Anonymous said on October 29th, 2015
Kipp, thanks for all the work you've put in. You were certainly a selfless developer.
dustonian said on October 29th, 2015
I give him 3 months tops
Anonymous said on October 29th, 2015
thanks for all the routes, you made a very positive impact on climbing at the Red. What happens when the next big place is discovered? 1st route could be "Don't Call it a Comeback" or maybe "encore"
climb2core said on October 29th, 2015
Lol, why is everyone thanking Kipp anonymously? I guess I'd be afraid of admitting I liked his routes too.
Rob Smith said on November 2nd, 2015
Kipp thanks for all your great routes!
Anonymous said on November 5th, 2015
Isn't a route at the Arena allready called curtain call.
Anonymous said on November 6th, 2015
Uh ohhhh....
climb2core said on November 6th, 2015
You'd think that after submitting a couple hundred of routes that you'd know how to use the search function to double check... ;)
dustonian said on April 18th, 2016
Great climbing until the crappy 8' traverse at the top