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Last Rites

This route is located in the Miller Fork at The Infirmary

Foaming at the Mouth

1 votes

Diminished Gluteal Syndrome 5.12d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Kris Hampton, Mike Wheatley in 2014
Length: 100ft
Bolts: 14 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Begin as with Last Rights but head directly into the steep cave gunning for the sit-down rests. Pace yourself for the exposed boulder problem before the chains.
Moves: Pumpy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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3.48 stars (23 votes)
Grade Consensus
5.12c (33 votes)

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Submitted by: Andrew
Date: May 15th, 2014


512OW said on May 22nd, 2014
The movement is 4 stars, though I'm giving it only 2 stars for now. I do think it could clean up into a 3 star line, and I'm pretty damned stingy with my stars. Also, it could be easier than 13a... similar to Easy Rider, I think. Great job with the bolt placements Mike, and thanks for letting me get on it! It should be illegal to hang a long draw on the final bolt, because that boulder problem is EXCELLENT with the exposure.
ray said on October 18th, 2015
Scared the piss out of me diving into the unknown without the last bolt clipped! I think crawled in and out of the ledge for 15 minutes before taking a chosen path. A periscope would have been awesome.
Anonymous said on November 14th, 2017
I didn't really get a boulder problem at the end. I climbed on big ticked jug sidepulls slightly right of the last bolt, which was very easy. Maybe more left of last bolt has tougher sequence?
Cocoapuffs1000 said on November 15th, 2017
Agree, the last "boulder problem" was almost a non event. Work up very obvious juggy sidepulls (you could cop a no hands rest here if you really wanted), grab a couple large crimps then cruise on jigs.
Jeff said on November 15th, 2017
Thanks for the perma draws Onefall. Sounds like this is getting some traffic.
pumpout2004 said on April 30th, 2018
Excellent rock climb, but not 12d and barely 12c.
shadow.ayala said on April 4th, 2019
Super fun. I agree with pumpout2004. Barely .12c.
AidClimber said on December 13th, 2020
The orange juice of Miller fork
Anonymous said on December 13th, 2020 in anyway is this similar to OJ? Not in angle, not in rock quality, not in style.
Rx2Climb said on December 13th, 2020
The Super Slab of Miller!!!