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Big Money Grip

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Torrent Falls - LIMITED ACCESS


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Bare Metal Teen 5.12a (Sport) *****

First Ascent: Porter Jarrard, Jeff Moll in 1993
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route is located just left of Steelworker. Climb pockets and crimps to some anchors in a large dish.
Moves: Pockets
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Torrent Falls
steep (1) classic (1) sunny (1) pumpy (1)
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4.84 stars (67 votes)
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5.12a (62 votes)

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Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Oct 12th, 2011

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Oct 12th, 2011

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Oct 12th, 2011

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Anonymous said on March 4th, 2003
allah said on April 22nd, 2003
Worst route on the wall
Anonymous said on June 7th, 2004
Anonymous said on August 19th, 2005
harder than mercy the huff?
chouca said on October 8th, 2005
pigsteak said on March 6th, 2006
walk in the park...11d?
Anonymous said on October 31st, 2007
5.9+ i dont care what anyone says
Thomas8696 said on April 30th, 2008
wow, hard
dustonian said on October 5th, 2009
Amazing route... an all-time Porter classic!!
bcombs said on October 12th, 2010
Probably my favorite at the grade. 5 star.
climb2core said on November 17th, 2011
It is a great route, but for some reason the movement is not as memorable as some of the others I have done at the grade... for example Wildfire. Still hyper-classic and a must do to say you can truly climb 5.12.
Anonymous said on December 2nd, 2012
Agreed. Movement is not memorable. But a hyper classic.
steep4me said on May 6th, 2013
Finally! If you are an easy 12 climber, it helps to get on this regularly until you send it. If you take breaks for weeks/months in between, you forget the beta.
climb2core said on May 6th, 2013
steep4me... basically you are saying become good friends with Dr. Bob, because routinely working anything at Torrent is somewhat problematic otherwise ;)
steep4me said on May 7th, 2013
I guess that is true if you do not know how to use a computer, or are unable to wake up in the morning to register? Just roll over in your sleeping bag, log on using your smartphone, and register for the day. Go back to sleep--show up at Torrent after breakfast :-)
climb2core said on May 7th, 2013
First, I will start by saying I have absolutely no problems with the access format at Torrent... I think it is great and appreciate any time I can climb at Torrent. However, it can be problematic to get in on the week ends I come down. I have no service where we camp... no big deal, I don't mind getting up early and driving a 10 minutes. But that is not always a guarantee.... the service I do get is slow and others may be connecting with a hi speed wi fi. Again, not complaining but just stating that I wouldn't project at Torrent for that reason.
Anonymous said on May 17th, 2017
Updated to SS Glue-Ins 5/16/2016.