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Stay Left

This route is located in the Gray's Branch Region at Military Wall

Possum Lips

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Mercy Miss Percy 5.9 (Sport) **

First Ascent: Jeff Hughes in 1992
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route is located directly opposite Possum Lips on a dirty looking face.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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2.15 stars (78 votes)
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5.9 (64 votes)

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Date: Jul 21st, 2017

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


Power2U said on April 9th, 2003
Cool if you like green rock!
Anonymous said on October 16th, 2004
There was a bail biner on the second or third bolt!!!?? On a nine???
Anonymous said on October 17th, 2004
the lurkist said on November 18th, 2004
top ten most likely routes to be erased
Sco Bro said on December 3rd, 2004
I thought it was a pretty cool route. Certainly underappreciated. I don't think there is a 5.9 move on it.
anticlmber said on December 25th, 2004
one of those climbs that makes you a better climber mentally. its not all chalked to hell and the moves and holds are interesting. replaced the old death triangle that was on the anchors. whoever rigged that should have been beatin
Anonymous said on March 2nd, 2005
bad bolting job
Anonymous said on October 18th, 2005
Chad H posts: Fun route...good warmup/warmdown. Climb this, and wish the whole time you had the skills to get on fuzzy undercling, or those 12a's on the overhangs! After you finish this route, walk across and hit up possum lips. Razor crimps baby but such good holds for a 10d?
ynp1 said on October 25th, 2005
its cool as shit. five star classic
Caspian said on November 1st, 2005
Its an atypical route that makes you think a little. Very fun in my opinion. Seems poorly bolted though.
CplBull said on May 10th, 2006
this route helps people get over the fear of scraping and bouncing all the way to a grounder if they fall!! Inbetween bolt 3 and 4 can get kinda freaky.
dbarless said on May 21st, 2007
This route was about as cool as a cold sore on prom nite.
clattin1 said on July 26th, 2007
This was my favorite by far of the Military 5.9s - I enjoyed it a lot more than Sunshine + Moonbeam. I agree that it could have been bolted a bit better, so as to avoid some anxious moments...but definitely worth a climb.
bcombs said on July 28th, 2007
clattin1, what!
Andrew said on July 28th, 2007
Clattin1 should be banned from the red.
john e aragon said on November 4th, 2007
Different, for the red. Bolt placement is questonable.
mcrib said on November 4th, 2007
kudos Jehh Hughs for being a visonary and bolting this thing. good movement over quality stone. climbs like some of the 9s in Muir
MSMITH said on April 7th, 2008
Should be chopped and the holes filled. Can't understand why it was bolted in the first place.
512OW said on April 7th, 2008
Cuz when I started climbing, there were about 10 bolted routes under 5.10 in the entire Red. They just didn't know what was to come. Besides, all you whiny kids are spoiled. :) That, and so people could warm up for their 4937th try on Fuzzy, since Sunshine and Moonbeat always had a line 49378 deep.
MSMITH said on April 7th, 2008
Your right Kris, us kids should be more appreciative :) (I still deep inside have a hatred for this route)
dbarless said on April 7th, 2008
morgan youre a terd
keegan540 said on June 13th, 2008
just ok, better than Stay Left
Brentucky said on July 20th, 2008
hey KH, i feel that the "4937th try on fuzzy" remark is a bit of a hyperbole! i'm only on attempt #169 :-) this climb is certainly no classic, but it's not really all that bad.
caribe said on July 21st, 2008
I kinda liked it. It is a good route for someone comfortable at this grade.
NateS GR said on October 16th, 2008
This route definitely deserves a better rating then it has. It's kinda dirty but the moves are creative and fun. It's well worth the time to climb it.
rjackson said on November 2nd, 2008
Can't believe I've walked by this one for so many years. Wanders around, good holds - but would not recommend for the beginning leader.
michaelarmand said on June 7th, 2009
There is a huge runout between the 3rd and 4th it supposed to be a mixed climb?
Cleveland said on June 7th, 2009
This thing is pretty fun, dirty hold everywhere! :)
Cleveland said on June 7th, 2009
Izzy said on August 14th, 2009
I don't mind the runout up high, and I really appreciate a good variety of easy stuff being bolted, but man this thing is a pile.
Redpoint said on April 11th, 2011
The reason there is a run-out between the 3rd and 4th bolt is because as soon as you are a little bit above the third bolt it's easy climbing to a ledge, then while standing on the ledge and holding on to jugs you make a high clip. I found the easiest way to make this clip is to traverse right, stand on the block with your left foot, and clip it with your left hand.
Anonymous said on May 13th, 2011
This was my third lead climb outdoors. It was a little nerve-racking between bolts 3 and 4, but I found the route to be fun. It definitely felt easier than Sunshine or Moonbeam.
Mr_Funky_Shot said on March 18th, 2015
Man, there sure is a lot of comments on this 2 star rig.
Anonymous said on March 19th, 2015
Thanks for yoor two cents..fuckface. Jr
Anonymous said on March 19th, 2015
Must be a gumby. Who uses "rig" to describe a 5.9?
Mr_Funky_Shot said on March 19th, 2015
ouch! you got me good guys. I'm really depressed inside.... (this is where you call me names again)
Anonymous said on March 20th, 2015
sorry mr. (underscore) funky (underscore!) shot, your inappropriate use of 'rig' is no match for the needy superiority of anonymous stepping into the comments section about a inconsequential 5.9 to decree you a 'gumby'. you are hereby dismissed.