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Wimp Out

This route is located in the Middle Gorge Region at Tower Rock

Whimpering Insanity

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Insanity Ceiling 5.11 (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Larry Day, Tom Seibert in 1979
Length: 45ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route climbs the large roof above the first pitch of Wimp Out. You can get to the roof from the base of the last pitch of Caver's Route. From the belay tree, work down and right, then up to a stance below a thin crack in the roof. Pull the roof and continue in the crack to the top.
Moves: Fingers
Descent: Rap anchors-double ropes required
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: wsimek
Date: Nov 17th, 2018

Submitted by: LK Day
Date: Feb 21st, 2012

Submitted by: krampus
Date: Oct 19th, 2009


Danny said on October 18th, 2005
Really fun exposed bulge. Find your feet and stay relaxed for some fun moves.
Day said on July 17th, 2007
Really cool moves. At the time of the FA this was the hardest thing I'd ever onsighted, definitely on the ragged edge of my ability at the time.
L Day said on December 1st, 2007
This was the first 5.11 in the Gorge to be lead without toprope practice.
someone said on October 26th, 2008
Uh Larry Bill Strachen Claims( Here Comes Batman 5.11c *** The first 5.11 in the Red. FA: Bill Strachan, 1978. ) Me thinks he is full of shit what do u think Larry?
L Day said on October 28th, 2008
I think Strachan and I are both right. He says he rehearsed Here Comes Batman on TR before the lead. Insanity was the first 5.11 on-sighted in the red.
captain static said on December 2nd, 2008
Me thinks "someone" should sack up and try for the first onsight of HCB b4 they start dissin'.
LK Day said on February 21st, 2012
The curly headed guy is me on the first ascent in 1979. Photo by Frank Becker
dustonian said on February 22nd, 2012
nice 'fro, Larry!