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This route is located in the Southern Region at Drive-By Crag

Check Your Grip

1 votes

Whipper Snapper 5.12b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Unknown
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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At the end of the approach trail is an overhanging face with many bolted lines. This route is the first line encountered and begins just right of a crack. Climb finger pockets to a ego busting crux near the third bolt. Pull onto the overhanging face and bust through several tough moves which could quite possibly destroy the forearms. Take advantage of any shakes you can get as you approach the final awkward anchor clip.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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3.56 stars (41 votes)
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5.12b (38 votes)

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Submitted by: CRZYFST
Date: Oct 10th, 2021


Power2U said on May 12th, 2003
12b is accurate. Hard move at the 3rd bolt and then a bouldery little section around bolts 5 and 6... then mostly jugs to to the anchors. Pretty fun really.
Gaar said on September 6th, 2005
Awsome boulder problem down low
chouca said on November 2nd, 2006
hardish boulder problem at the 3rd bolt. Save a bit for the moves that follow.
dustonian said on November 22nd, 2010
Super nice, at least as good as Check yr Grip
Cromper said on January 15th, 2012
Definitely as good or better than check your grip!
512OW said on April 3rd, 2013
If it stopped at the 4th bolt, and had a cooler crux, it might be as good as Check Your Grip. As is, the sandy upper half and the not all that fun crux lower the stars for me.
ryanthayer said on May 6th, 2013
Isn't this an 11.a in the 3rd edition guide??
ryanthayer said on May 6th, 2013
**oops... I meant whip-stocking haha
craig.smith1 said on August 7th, 2014
This is a really good route. Pretty stiff, but really cool boulder problems for the grade. Excellent rests between the cruxes. The only down side is it lets up so much after the upper boulder problem. Rock seemed clean.