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Baba Fats 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: T. Perkins and M.J. Golau, 2002
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Submitted By: Frances Fierst on Jul 17, 2003

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Linda Chang contemplating the crux section

Description 

Baba Fats is on the left side of Greg's Cliff. The approach trail will drop you right in front of the route.

A classic route! Although there are rests, the route is deceptively overhanging and strenuous. Follow the black streak in the rock, starting at a small slabby section. The climbing is primarily face climbing on horizontal holds. The crux is a long , strenuous section in the middle of the route.


Protection 

6 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.



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Linda Chang and Baba Fats
Linda Chang and Baba Fats
JG getting into the crux on Baba Fats.
JG getting into the crux on Baba Fats.
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By M.Morley
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From: Sacramento, CA
Feb 13, 2006

The name 'Baba Fats' is a reference to the Nepalese guru in 'The Perfect High' by none other than children's' author Shel Silverstein (Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Giving Tree). The poem (which is not at all suitable for children) first appeared in Playboy magazine in 1979.

By Dave Pilot
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 25, 2007

Undoubtedly one of the coolest routes anywhere! Do it! BTW, I couldn't help noticing a couple of old pitons on this route. Anyone know the true FA history?

By Matt Battaglia
Aug 30, 2009

One of the best 11a's I've ever done, keeps you smiling all the way to the chains.

By Will Sharp
From: Breck, CO
Jul 18, 2014

Nice route with very interesting movement. WARNING! There is a huge block at the top that is sitting on a sloping ramp that you kind of have to grab that will go on the next big person that grabs it! If you can do the move without grabbing the block, you will be ok, but if you are short, avoid this route!