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Thought It Was Bubbles

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

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Government Cheese 5.11d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Mark Williams, Matt Flach in 1991
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route begins directly in front of a boulder about 30 feet right of Rad Boy Go. Boulder to this first bolt then climb through slopers and sidepulls to the anchors.
Moves: Sidepulls
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: trog
Date: Aug 27th, 2008

Submitted by: trog
Date: Aug 27th, 2008

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Anonymous said on April 8th, 2004
that's not very good though is it really
dj_ax said on June 4th, 2004
Steep fun! Cool features! Loved kneebarring the big hueacos.
trog said on August 27th, 2008
Art sends
Anonymous said on August 29th, 2008
is this route open?
SCIN said on August 29th, 2008
Cromper said on December 24th, 2011
Soft as all hell for 11d, but excellent route none the less! I love finding hidden gems like this!
symardila said on June 26th, 2012
well kept secret, this route is fun as hell. great skin friendly holds.
der uber said on September 24th, 2012
Everyone whoe goes to military should go send this thing, it's a fun climb.
DrRockso said on October 13th, 2016
Fantastic route, better than it's neighbor to the right and only about a letter grade harder. Double knee bar in the hueco is perfect!
DrRockso said on October 13th, 2016
Also: needs new anchors, old stud bolts with chains attached by rusty lap links
drewford said on October 20th, 2016
+1 on bolt and anchor replacement. Seriously.
DrRockso said on October 21st, 2016
Drewford, interested in helping me replace the anchors on this? Send me a PM.
Anonymous said on June 28th, 2017
Took draws off of this on 6/28/17 They were hanging on the old bolts, not the glueins. Anyone want to claim them?
Willy said on July 1st, 2017
Those are mine from rebolt weekend. Was planning to head out there tomorrow to yank the old bolts and take them down. Did you pull my fixed rope as well?
Willy said on July 5th, 2017
So do you plan to contact me anon or are you just gonna keep my rope and draws? Guess it's not enough for you that I've rebolted half of this cliff since you feel the need to steal my gear too.
Anonymous said on July 6th, 2017
Hey Sweeny, chill out. I just hadn't been back here to check out the posts. Sorry I left you to stew for a couple days. There wasn't a rope. Come to Miguels sometime to collect your shit.