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Fat Black Mama 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 23, 2006

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Myles night climbing

Description 

Climb the left side of the North Face past 7 bolts. The 5.11c section can be avoided by moving to the arete at the third bolt, making it 5.11a.


Protection 

Draws.



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Amy Jo Ness on "Fat Black Mama". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Amy Jo Ness on "Fat Black Mama".
Photo by Blitzo.
"Fat Black Mama". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Fat Black Mama".
Photo by Blitzo.
Myles topping out on the Sharks Fin.
Myles topping out on the Sharks Fin.
Bunny on the Shark's Fin. Alabama Hills - Lone Pine, Ca <br /> <br /><a href='http://flic.kr/p/cKbbLN' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >flic.kr/p/cKbbLN</a>
Bunny on the Shark's Fin. Alabama Hills - Lone Pin...
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By Matthew Fienup
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From: Ventura, CA
Oct 29, 2007

Excellent rock quality considering that of nearby routes. Wonderful route!

[EDIT: I give it 3 stars for the 11c variation that stays right.]

By andy patterson
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 2, 2009

I agree with Matt, the rock quality is quite good on this route, especially compared to Pirates on Horseback. The crux, however, seems contrived, since it feels unnatural to grab the arete past the third bolt. Maybe you avoid the crux by STEPPING left, not simply using the holds out left. I don't know. Perhaps I'm mincing moves. In any case, fun climbing all around.

By Phil Esra
Mar 10, 2014

No idea what holds are on route based on the description and comments above. Tried to find an 11c line, but all sequences seemed easier or harder than that. Probably a fun 5.10ish route if you just use the arÍte whenever you want. Fun easy edges on the second half of the route.