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Too Many Puppies

This route is located in the Gray's Branch Region at Left Flank

Face Up to That Crack

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Fast Food Christians 5.10a (Sport) **

First Ascent: Terry Kindred
Length: 0ft
Bolts: 0 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Walk right and around the corner from Too Many Puppies to a slabby section of the wall containing a few bolted lines. This is the line furthest left and begins with a tough start.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS

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5.10a (81 votes)

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Submitted by: Reambo
Date: Nov 18th, 2013


Legion said on January 11th, 2003
Doesn't stay dry.
Anonymous said on January 13th, 2003
This route is goofy
Jeff said on January 18th, 2003
A hard start for sure. I think the start is harder than 10a, but after the first few moves the route feels like a 9 if not easier.
Horatio Felacio said on January 22nd, 2003
I pop wood whenever i think about this route!
vic said on October 22nd, 2003
That route may me think (for the start) and I loved it for it. Thanks Terry!
jlu said on November 23rd, 2003
first move is all about balance and closer to a 5.10c. more like a 5.9 after that
Anonymous said on April 15th, 2004
10.C? This route should be 5.8+, 5.9- yeah the start is somewhat tricky but it goes 5.7 after that.
pianomahnn said on June 17th, 2004
When I was down at Flank this past weekend these three nice dudes from Iowa were gettin' schooled on the opening sequence. I waited for them to finally figure it out and send the route before going over and pointing out what looked to be a much easier seqence to start. And what do you know? I was correct. However, my version was slightly more dynamic than theirs. To each their own, indeed. :-)
said on August 19th, 2004
if anyone needs the short person beta, let me know. I could NOT get the throw for anything. Fun start, cake walk after that.
Anonymous said on September 26th, 2004
Fast Food Christians 5.10a (S)
kafish2 said on September 27th, 2004
AHHH, I love this climb. I guess it is because i am like 5 feet tall so i have to do a really crimpy boulder start but i just love it.
Gaar said on October 12th, 2004
Anonymous said on April 20th, 2005
Yeah, the start is not bad if you are taller than 5'9" - I don't think this is any harder than a 5.9...after the first moves it definately feels 5.7
Anonymous said on May 26th, 2005
anybody know how many bolts? how long? thanks
TheGerm said on September 26th, 2005
the only way i could do the start was to dyno right from the ground. bit of a commitment but works out perfectly.
Ascentionist said on November 22nd, 2005
The start sucks. The rest of the route is ok, but easy. So if you hate easy routes then don't bother wasting your time trying to figure out the crux start on this one.
caribe said on May 24th, 2006
I loved the start. It has been a time / progress marker for me. At one point I could not do it and now I can. The rest of the route is no prob.
B.J. said on June 27th, 2006
First 2 clips = 5.10/5.9. Remainder of route = 5.8 or less
endercore said on October 25th, 2006
i agree with ascentionist, the start is dumb and the rest of the route is easy. don't bother.
woman said on February 25th, 2007
dbarless said on May 21st, 2007
A nice V3 start, then 5.8/8+ to the top, interesting slab climbing after the low crux.
rjackson said on October 14th, 2007
It is what it is. Boulder start to easier climbing 'after' the first bolt.
Lander said on April 3rd, 2008
I did it cause its worth 20 points.
trog said on April 7th, 2008
dried out just enough, one day after a rainy week
uberwhipper said on June 10th, 2008
It's been said already, but I think the route is worth it for the start.
louisville_climber said on October 13th, 2008
a hard start....esp. for short people like me!
gripster said on March 14th, 2009
the slab is fun and straight foward, i would recommend this climb for a 5.7 climber if you don't mind batmanning past the first bolt
allen said on April 30th, 2009
cool start then boring
crayon said on April 13th, 2010
V3, really? I'd say V1 if you are short and V0- if you're taller than 5 9' or so.
1 wheel drive said on June 7th, 2010
I question the grade on this one because I usually don't need to stick clip a 10a. Maybe it was easier (less heady) when there was more dirt at the base of the route.
swj said on May 9th, 2011
Yep, 10c start then 5.7 after that.
KhaoticKlimber said on October 9th, 2016
The start seems literally impossible for anyone under 6 feet tall. I'm 5'7" on my tall days, and no amount of jumping or struggling could get me to the good holds.
Anonymous said on January 18th, 2021
chick fil a