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Top-roper's Route

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

Mercy Miss Percy

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Stay Left 5.10a (Sport) **

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

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This is the bolted route to the left and around the corner from Moonbeam and almost on top of Mercy Miss Percy.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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2.32 stars (90 votes)
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5.10a (86 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


merrick said on November 4th, 2003
this awkward route was not much fun.
Anonymous said on June 2nd, 2004
I love this route - actually a good 9+/10a. The top layback is cool.
young'n climber said on August 4th, 2004
A quality piece of shit
kreate said on September 3rd, 2004
this rout was terrible, not to mention the first bolt spins like a top and that is a bit skechy if you ask me. but all in all its rock and im climbing so i cant complain to much.
Anonymous said on October 12th, 2004
bit high first bolt bolt not to mention a spinner!! But route itself is not bad at all.
docpolecat said on September 6th, 2005
I really liked this route, it isn't all marked up like the other routes in the area, and it has some fun moves. Straight up, and nothing awkward. Good bolt placement.
Anonymous said on October 18th, 2005
Good route, it's 5.9 climbing the whole way. Hit your head on the last bolt before the anchors(both my partners did), cuss, smile, and then pull huge jugs. Anyone who complains about the first bolt being a spinner and being to high, go back to the gym...this is outdoor climbing. I love RRG.
MANTE_STRETCH said on December 11th, 2006
The first bolt on this route looks a little sketchy. the piece spins in place and the bolt seems rusted. prob needs to be replaced
soccerfast007 said on August 2nd, 2007
great route, fun bulge to pull at the top, a bit humid so beware of slippery slopers i popped off around the 2/3rd bolt and had to lock off my left arm when my right arm went sour and my feet cut. good times for sure.
512OW said on August 2nd, 2007
OH MY GAWD!!! This is the GREATEST route ever!!! I repeat... the GREATEST!!! I can't wait to come back to Military Wall and climb this route over and over and over and over and over. I LOVED it!!! The GREATEST!!!
woman said on August 4th, 2007 that comment a joke? It sure doesn't look like your writing...
512OW said on August 5th, 2007
This route is stupid.
keegan540 said on June 13th, 2008
not much to say
NateS GR said on October 16th, 2008
This is way easier than sunshine or moonbeam. Also, I think that the moves are pretty fun and make you think a little bit.
ahab said on January 1st, 2009
yea, they make you think. they make you think, "why in the hell did i get on this route?".
Josephine said on April 24th, 2009
reported first bolt as a spinner to team-suck climbing since it is still spinning 4 and a half years after kreate posted. i can't say i really liked this route - but it also wasn't the worst thing i ever climbed. i think someone other than myself must be right-left backwards when they decided to name it "stay left"
der uber said on April 27th, 2009
Ok, it's not a classic climb, but it wasn't that bad. The last little bulge with the ow in it was a neat section. It's easy, and not that long, and it's worth checking out at least.
DuppyC said on May 1st, 2009
not as bad as indicated in many posts.
gripster said on October 21st, 2009
i have avoided this route for almost 10 years and I finally got on it. similar holds to sunshine/moonbeam but more technical. it was much better than I thought it would be and is worthy of your time.
vertical1 said on December 24th, 2009
Cool route. true, watch your head on the bulge near the top. Not a red classic, but would be high on the list in a lot of areas outside of the Red.
Rollo said on January 30th, 2011
As it turns out... this route doesn't suck.
Redpoint said on April 11th, 2011
The distance between the 1st and 2nd bolt is pretty big, but at least the first bolt is pretty high off the ground and the climbing to it is so easy you probably won't even want to stickclip it. About a year ago I watched a guy try to clip the second bolt and then take a whipper on it about 4 times in a row. No wonder the first bolt is a spinner. That and the crux is probably the move where you are going to the clipping jug for the second bolt. I still can't believe that guy couldn't hold on to a jug that big and just make the clip. I thought it was worth doing, but wished it was longer.
Anonymous said on October 22nd, 2014
Climbed this Rocktoberfest Weekend, First Bolt is still spinning
Rx2Climb said on October 23rd, 2014
IMHO: not worth the effort. I found it akward and not much fun. I wish I hadn't climbed it, but atleast it gives me more perspective on how awesome many of the RRG routes truly are.
Anonymous said on August 5th, 2020
probably the worst route in the Red! Contrived, poorly protected and uninteresting.