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Disfigured Foreigner 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: EFR, Eddie Mofardin, '01
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Jun 2, 2007

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Description 

Steep route that overhangs about 15 to 20 feet in 40. Mostly big holds with an exciting finish.


Location 

Right side of the Orifice Wall. Approach the same as the Fortress but instead of dropping down the east side work around to the overhanging east face. Ledges start where the trail reaches the back/north end of the Fortress.


Protection 

Bolts



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By "Canada" Eric Ruljancich
From: Tucson, AZ / Vancouver, BC
Jul 5, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

CONDITION REPORT 

As of July 3, the jug on the upper crux flexes about a half inch, and needs to be pried off. As well the first hanger has been removed. I suggest climbing one of the 12s to either side in the meantime.

By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 28, 2008
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This is a fun route with three distinct cruxes. The last one is a throw to a jug which is further away than it appears.

By 1Eric Rhicard
Aug 4, 2009

Josie did the last move statically. Very impressive.

By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 7, 2009
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

wow - that is impressive ... way to go josie!

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 30, 2009

for serious? holy crap and she is like, a person of smallness.

twas a throw for me. so whoa is me. :(

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 29, 2009

so do we get to know the history behind this route? does the name have something to do with anyone i would know?

By 1Eric Rhicard
Oct 29, 2009

The name is now a tribute to how tunnel vision on the FA can keep a climber from finding the best and easiest way to climb a climb. I originally did not go left from the big hold you get the foot cam in. I used to grab that jug and then throw my leg up and over the ledge and my hands (figure four). from this position you could reach up to the next holds. Then some knuckle head (Erik Murdock) came along and used some other holds and wrecked everything. The foreigner was Eddy Mofardin who visited for a year and was a major force in developing this route as well as Eddypous Complex and Eureka. Eddy used to shake his head at the amount of unclimbed rock and ask why no one was putting up routes. Then he stole one of the better looking women and took her back to Australia. Prison colony genetics.

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 11, 2010

damn, lots of history behind this route, haha.

By eddym
Feb 15, 2011

What EFR forgot to mention about the name is that "figure four" was buried in the route name. Kind of a hint... well... we thought we were clever at the time.

BTW, I'm bringing said woman back to Tucson in a few months. We plan to hang out there for a while. Miss the place too much!

By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Jul 19, 2011
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13

Flashed this thing. Great route. Very dynamic. I also didn't go out left to the jug. Fun short boulder problem.

By 1Eric Rhicard
Jul 29, 2014

Loose Jug gone. Another one up and left. First hanger replaced.