Whipper Snapper

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

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Check Your Grip 5.12a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Neal Strickland in 1998
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route starts about 10 feet right of Whipper Snapper. Mantel the start and climb up to a ledge beneath an overhanging face. Pull a bouldery sequence, then continue rapidly up the sustained face on comfy sidepulls and slopers to a nice rest before the pump-dependent finish.
Moves: Sidepulls
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC
Steepness:
pumpy (1)
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4.46 stars (125 votes)
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5.12a (109 votes)

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Submitted by: Elodie
Date: May 11th, 2010

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Date: May 1st, 2010

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Date: Jul 22nd, 2007

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Date: Nov 6th, 2006

Comments

1
anticlmber said on December 24th, 2004
Its got it all
2
pigsteak said on June 30th, 2005
a bit soft for the grade.
3
Paul3eb said on October 22nd, 2005
short crux that's not too bad and then just hang on.. fun route, though.
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NateS GR said on October 16th, 2008
Wow, slopers everywhere. This climb was so much fun. If you get your body position right the holds are great but turn the wrong way and you'll peel right off.
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Anonymous said on December 27th, 2008
My first 5.12 onsight, and I was the most hung-over i've ever been. fun.
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RTimm said on April 9th, 2009
Loved it.
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horst said on May 17th, 2010
A great route! No hard moves, but sustained enough for a lite 12a grade.
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ACD said on October 31st, 2010
The gold standard for quality and 12a grade. Almost immaculate but for the shelf at the start.
9
dustonian said on November 1st, 2010
definitely not the "gold standard for 12a".... quality yes, difficulty no. more like 11d and lite at that.
10
der uber said on November 3rd, 2010
Maybe not hard for 12a but definitely not soft 11d. For those wanting to send 12a, this is a great one to check out.
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Anonymous said on April 25th, 2012
Over-rated & over-graded
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tbwilsonky said on April 26th, 2012
damn, son. tell us how you really feel.
13
Savage said on October 15th, 2012
As of 10/15/12, one of the fixed steel 'biners on the anchor was VERY worn. It could use some attention from the kind souls of Team Suck. I added an aluminum 'biner in the meantime.
14
DrRockso said on September 17th, 2014
This route has been updated with stainless bolts August 2014.
15
dustonian said on June 29th, 2015
first bolt needs to be tightened down a bit if anyone's out there with a wrench anytime soon
16
JR said on October 22nd, 2015
First bolt is gone. The new first bolt is reachable with regulation stick clip. lol
17
climb2core said on November 21st, 2015
New SS glue-ins at bolts at 1 & 5.
18
fosterdi said on October 10th, 2016
second bolt (iirc) was slighty lose, couldn't spin it, but it wiggled
19
DrRockso said on October 10th, 2016
Bring a wrench and tighten it.
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MikeWilkinson said on October 19th, 2018
Loose bolt on #4 I think it was. Didn't notice until I was lowering and cleaning and didn't have a wrench. If you're headed out to do this route, give it a tighten will ya!