Appalachian Spring

This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Funk Rock City

There Goes the Neighborhood

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Seppuku 5.12d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Bill Ramsey in 1998
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Begin by climbing Appalachian Spring, then move right and climb near an orange streak.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: NFS: Clifty Wilderness Area
bouldery (1) sharp (1) crimpy (1)
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5.12d (4 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


allah said on October 10th, 2003
Just a touch harder than 12c in my opinion, considering it kicked my ass, I think it is almost as hard as the thing to the left of it.
Anonymous said on October 26th, 2004
I think a crucial hold has broken off of this climb, it's not .12c anymore
Anonymous said on April 22nd, 2005
Actually, you all are probably having such difficulty with this route because the 12c "version" COMPLETELY avoids the business that Dave Hume et al couldn't do for years and years. Bill, to make the route "go," climbed way out right around what would certainly be a 13+ crux. The truest form of the route still begs to be climbed...
rdpoints said on September 29th, 2005
um, I think not......a hold was obviously broken off when I did it.
JR said on October 15th, 2007
"truest form of the route"?? I have no idea what this means. I thought the route was cool. It goes to the right of the fifth bolt safely. Not really sure what all the hub-bub is about. Appalachian Springs is a touch nicer IMO.
ray said on March 28th, 2010
Sweet route. Sharp crimps. Not sure either about all of the "truest form" stuff. It's pretty straightforward. Often wet between the 3rd and 4th bolt but the holds you need will be dry.
Climbingrocks said on December 23rd, 2012
The "truest form" would suck. Going out to that flake is awesome. There's really only one super hard move on the climb. The rest of it just fun face climbing. You could onsite this if your crimp strength was way up.
Cocoapuffs1000 said on November 17th, 2016
It looks like this route has new glue in bolts except for the crux bolt (5th?) which looks like it always seeps water and is heavily corroded. Anyone know why that bolt alone was never replaced? I'm not trying to talk shit about the rebolting effort (which is MUCH appreciated), it just seemed like an odd omission.
Anonymous said on November 17th, 2016
sounds like you answered your own question cocoputz
Jeff said on November 17th, 2016
When I rebolted, I drilled a hole for glue in, water poured out, put in glue, water kept coming out, thought it best not to place bolt as it would probably not set up correctly. Filled hole rest of way with glue with plans to come back another time with a ss 5 pc. Never returned