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This route is located in the Southern Region at The Motherlode


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Team Wilson 5.12d (Sport) *****

First Ascent: Chris Martin in 1995
Length: 85ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route is located to the right of Hoofmaker and near the end of the West Side approach.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Private

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4.77 stars (30 votes)
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5.12d (23 votes)

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Submitted by: Elodie
Date: May 29th, 2010

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Jul 7th, 2008


Astroman said on March 3rd, 2004
Hardest 12d in the gorge.
Power2U said on December 4th, 2005
I agree 100% with Astroman, they don't get much closer to 13a than this! If we used "/" grades around here this would be 12d/13a for sure.
jpexpress said on December 30th, 2007
Anonymous said on April 11th, 2008
Biggest sandbag ive ever seen in the red, ive done ALL other routes on the wall. No doubt it should be 13a
Anonymous said on April 13th, 2008
What's the matter, didn't climb the grade that you think you deserve?
ray said on April 26th, 2008
Harder for me than any other 12d and even some 13s! Favorite route on the wall so far. The huge jug before the 3rd bolt is gone now. It blew off on my buddy while he was cleaning it. It weighed about 30 pounds. The lower moves are slightly harder now and coming out of the squished sit down isn't as easy without the huge foot. This route kicks ass! No jugs!
Thomas8696 said on June 8th, 2008
best route at the undertow wall, superb movement
Horatio Felacio said on November 24th, 2009
i heard that they call this team wilson because the first ascensionist was abandoned on an island with nothing but a ball gag, whom he named wilson. accordingly, the only thing you can do while climbing this thing is slobber, drool, and grunt. the classic bondage .12d.
pumpout2004 said on November 14th, 2010
really good. Its like climbing hoofmaker but no hard move at the bottom and remove every jug. close to 13a but nice to have some "infamously hard" routes i.e. soul ram, cut throat etc.
der uber said on July 16th, 2012
Definitely tougher than Hoofmaker. Great long sustained climbing.
mikeet said on August 9th, 2013
The second to last draw on this has an extension and the gate is opened and eating the rock. Not very safe. The biner wont last very long like this.
Anonymous said on August 9th, 2013
so why didn't you fix it then?
Anonymous said on August 9th, 2013
I'm going to extend that draw a little further so that the carabiner hangs below the ledge
Anonymous said on August 9th, 2013
Make sure the nylon draw is not rubbing against the rock. If it does, it will wear quickly on the back side. Better off using some chain or steel cable to extend it if that is the case...