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?new route at roadside?

Post by merrick » Tue May 13, 2003 12:15 am

Hey, i know i have been out of the loop for awhile so you guys might have already discussed this. i searched the board but nothing came up. I was at roadside today and noticed what I think is a new sport route between jump for joy and motha. the bolts were new and shiny and there was hardly any chalk on it. i got on it and it seemed 5.9ish.

Does anybody know what this is called and what the consensus grade is?

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Post by Jeff » Tue May 13, 2003 5:51 am

To the best of my memory it is called "fadda" 5.10a johnny put it up. Im sure this info will be corrected if I wrong.

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Post by gulliver » Tue May 13, 2003 7:00 am

I think I ran across that route in a rock climbing .com post, I thought they just had the wrong name for motha. Can't remember what they were calling it. gotta go to work, or I'd give it quick searchfor you.

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Post by merrick » Tue May 13, 2003 2:20 pm

This is what i found on rock climbing .com. It sounds like it is it and it has been there for awhile now. oddly it was out of order on rock climbing.com and the description also claims that it is left of motha. but what i climbed was to the right of motha. weird. i suspect someone just got their directions confused.

Fadda
Difficulty: 5.10a
Protection: Bolts to Chains
Description: Just to the left of Motha is this quality slab route. Start on good pockets and move up through thinning holds with a couple of long moves. Runs about 45 to 50 feet.
Updated By: jdean
Updated On: Oct 29 2002


it was pretty fun but not incredible.
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Post by merrick » Tue May 13, 2003 2:22 pm

or maybe i am confused about which climb motha is. that is probably more likely.
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Post by Wes » Tue May 13, 2003 2:26 pm

Motha is the trad face climb with anchors between the two sport routes. Five finger discount is the next line. I have heard of many people thinking Fadda was Motha and that it was a 5.7 sport route.

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Post by SikMonkey » Tue May 13, 2003 2:27 pm

Merrick,
Motha is the pocketed trad route with the chain anchors right? Fadda is directly left of that. The only route I ever saw to the right of that was Jump for Joy. Is there a new route there now? For the longest time, Fadda is described in the guidebook as a route you can TR from the chains of Motha but it wasn't named Fadda then.

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Post by SikMonkey » Tue May 13, 2003 2:34 pm

Oh yeah, I was the one who put that description on RC.com. That's cool that you found it. :D

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Post by Gretchen » Tue May 13, 2003 2:38 pm

Wes, Motha is a solo climb for some.... :shock: I always want to kick his butt when he does that!
Just genuinely disengenuous.

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Post by SikMonkey » Tue May 13, 2003 2:41 pm

Hey I thought about doing that! ......then I thought maybe not....

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Post by merrick » Tue May 13, 2003 3:11 pm

cool, that clears things up. i thought five finger was motha...i didn't read the description or see the anchors. thanks for the info.
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Post by SikMonkey » Tue May 13, 2003 3:25 pm

No problem.

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Post by gulliver » Wed May 14, 2003 12:36 am

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Red River Gorge
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Yes, unfortunatly Roadside is closed... Some stupid people littered like crazy and ruined it for the rest of us.

But, Miguel's is still open and going strong. It's not free, but 2 bucks a night definately isn't bad at all. Plus, the people there are great - always good conversation around the campfire.

As far as climbs go, here are some that I've climbed and most people new to the Red enjoy:

At Roadside Crag:
C Sharp or B Flat 5.7
Kampsite 5.9
Jump for Joy 5.9+ - big start (hence the name) and mental crux (crimpers)
Five Fun 5.10b - directly to the left of Jump for Joy
AWOL 5.10c






This is the post from rock climbing that made me wonder if someone had squeezed another route in , I think they're just confused

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Post by Johnny » Wed May 14, 2003 9:05 am

I didn't bolt "Fadda". Shiny hangers ain't my style. Don't know who did. Anybody ask Terry? He likes shiny hangers.

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Post by Gothmog » Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:40 pm

Fadda FFA 9/6/02, Chris Chaney, Kenny Simms and Brian Rogers.

I bolted just after I found out I was gonna be a daddy. He's about 8 weeks old now.

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