This is a fun and challenging sport climb; the crux is between the third and fourth bolts. Don't miss Ankles Away when you're at Fosters!
An interesting bit of trivia on the name of the route: According to Arno Ilgner, Ankles Away got its name from an incident on Dihedral, a trad line just to the left. When the leader leaned back on his gear, the piece pulled and the rest zippered; the resulting fall broke both his ankles.
Dihedrals section, 5' left of Twist and Shout.
Six bolts, ring anchors.
Making the move between the first and second secon...
BETA PHOTO: Ankles Away (5.9+) on the face to the left, Twist ...
|By Kenan Herbert|
Jan 27, 2013
I've heard the names were thought up when a climber tried to solo one of them and fell. It explains Narcissism, Ankels Away, and Twist and Shout pretty well I think.
From: Double Springs, AL
Nov 13, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
I think the Chatt Steel guidebook gives this a 5.8. This climb is definitely easier than 5.9+. People tend say this is harder than it is because of it being a slab. There are even nice little edges to stand on, all the way up. Fun route. Climbed this for the first time this weekend and don't remember any sketchy bolts or runnouts.