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Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
Jul 10, 2014 - 04:41pm PT
Gym climbing is hard. I'd chalk that up as an outdoor 5.13 ;).

Big Wall climber
Typewriters and Ledges
Jul 10, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
Dike Route in Tuolumne when I was new at 5.9 leading.

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 06:17pm PT
That one in the back wall at Berkeley Ironworks, where they usually have pal opposition and stemming problems to the right of the slabby wall.

Probably that was the only one, and it was a few years ago.
sandstone conglomerate

sharon conglomerate central
Jul 10, 2014 - 06:23pm PT
i had a 5.12 bout of stomach flu once. When i was awoken in the middle of night by a ferocious gurgling, i performed 5.12 moves getting to the toilet before soiling an already soiled bed. i'd take 30 ft. whippers over that hell any day
Todd Eastman

Bellingham, WA
Jul 10, 2014 - 06:32pm PT
5.12 is the realm of experts, what do Stuportopians know about 5.12...

... these days?

in the face of the fury of the funk
Jul 10, 2014 - 06:38pm PT
what is 5.12?

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jul 10, 2014 - 07:08pm PT
All the most hardest gnar gnar sh#t I ever did was about 5.11c. At Woodson. In the 70's. And I can still do that crap now, so bite me.

American Legend, bitches.

Boulder climber
Jul 10, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
because I send one in the gym...

If you're in the eighth grade you get a pass on this.

Edit: Aha! You corrected it. I was referring to the spelling error.

Well done in the gym! Now go outside.

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jul 10, 2014 - 07:37pm PT
I top-roped this hard, road side climb in the Needles of South Dakota--someone has probably graded it 5.12...

Called "The Thimble", I believe

Released into general population, Idaho
Jul 10, 2014 - 08:16pm PT
Once you lead 5.9, you're just plain done,
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jul 10, 2014 - 08:28pm PT
J-tree, that thing makes the testicles really really small. Friend and I were looking for something chill and slabby day after we did astroman. We were sore as hell from astroman, and climb was not at all chill on that one pitch lol.

Mine was some pitch on Texas holdem in RR. Maybe the softest 12a ever. I am no 5.12 climber

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jul 10, 2014 - 08:31pm PT
Dos Hermanos, IC . . . probably been downgraded to 11c.

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 08:39pm PT
anunaki at the creek, though many say it is soft

9 lives at the creek, also a softie
rick d

ol pueblo, az
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:01pm PT
Chimney pitch on Shangri La in Monument valley.

as Tim aka ontheedgescared...

Jul 11, 2014 - 12:15am PT
Youth gone wild at Pet wall in Squamish. Least classic route on the crag, way soft too. Lol.

Jul 11, 2014 - 05:29am PT
5.12 is the realm of experts, what do Stuportopians know about 5.12...

... these days?

Hah, we can remember what 5.12 was like before it got inflated to 5.13! This is good, though, because you can get old and feeble and still climb the grades you did 25 years ago (or pretty close, at least).

Jul 11, 2014 - 06:08am PT
Lucky for you, ratings at the Gunks are soft. You should have no problems.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jul 11, 2014 - 08:33am PT
I'm new to this forum and thanks to the people who are nice. And f*#k off to the dick heads. I was pretty happy about my 5.12. Now I have to do one on real rock.

Some will probably laugh, but I am super excited when I get a 5.12a clean, at the gym, on top rope! So enjoy it and welcome to the forum! It has some interesting stuff and a lot of garbage. Don't take it too serious.
Gunks Ray

Trad climber
Jul 11, 2014 - 11:38am PT
The Throne was my first 5.12 back around 83, of course back then it was only 11+, done yoyo style on lead. A lot would depend on whether you are planning on leading or top roping. Lots of good 12's in the Gunks to top rope, not many easy 12's to lead. Kansas City and Project X would both make good safe leads but they are not easy 12's. There are a number of good 11+ to mid 12 routes that are easy to top rope in the Nears around Birdland, as long as you can trad lead solid 5.8 to 5.10 to put up the anchors.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Jul 11, 2014 - 12:06pm PT
Truth or Consequence Pinns west side.
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