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Fernando 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Josh Gross, Sam Lightner Jr.
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Josh Gross on Feb 7, 2009

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Mado on "Fernando".

Description 

Hard opening moves lead to fun face climbing and a show stopper crux at the anchor.

Location 

Right of "Baby Blue".

Protection 

6 bolts


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By clmbrchick
Feb 7, 2009

The route was super fun except it's almost impossible to get to the anchors unless you are 5'6" or taller.
By Skyler Penrod
Mar 2, 2009

Crux is definitely the moves to the chains! This route is one of the best sport routes on Wall Street in my opinion.
By Lynn S
Mar 13, 2009

ABBA inspired routes on Wall Street, wow. Super fun moves the whole way. Could not pull off the crux move at the top on lead, next go around. Crimper for the left, quarter sized crimper for the right, a patented Josh high step and.........

Beautiful patina, interspersed with some not so solid rock, but remarkably those edges seem to be holding up well.

Here is the youtube link for ABBA's "Fernando" You can have this stuck in your head when leading the route next time.

By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Mar 13, 2009

There are two kinds of people in this world; those who love ABBA, and those who lie and say they don't.
By Lynn S
Mar 13, 2009

Sam, do you have the soundtrack for "Momma Mia"? Any new additions to the new Sam and Josh crag?
By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Mar 16, 2009

No way on the Mama-mia.... I am a purest. i go with the original albums.
By Geoff Unger
From: Moab, UT
Nov 21, 2009

This is a great route. I would have to say that it is one of the best face routes that I have done at Potash. If only it were 100 feet long or longer.
By Eric Odenthal
Jul 7, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Nice job bolting this rig. stellar rocks. like the crimpies
By Steven Lucarelli
From: Moab, UT
Sep 18, 2012
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

11b? Maybe if your 6'+ or have the route dialed.
By Nicholas Ryan Valoff
Apr 3, 2013

Last move felt really hard for me (and for 11b) and I'm 5'10. Great line regardless.
By Franzalopolis
From: Mass.
Apr 15, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Great climb with superb feet and balance. Reachy crux at the end off a tiny crimp.
By Vivian Vu
From: Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 5, 2014

Did this climb for the first time this weekend. I'm 5'5" and didn't have too much trouble with the crux; it just required the right amount of balance. Make sure to use that tiny right hand crimp, it goes a long way. Great route!