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Frequent Flatulence 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 21, 2006

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Dave Rone cruising the crux.

Description 

Follow the thin crack and line of bolts. The names derives from placing one buttock on the crux ledge (two-thirds of the way up) in order to gain the ledge. Alternative mantel, high step methods are also acceptable. A somewhat sustained and fun climb.
  • RCM&W #111, p.137.

Location 

This route is the second line of bolts to the right of Two Tone Zephyr, between Doctor Limit and Doctor Rock.

Protection 

5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor. Please use your own hardware for top roping.


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From the anchors of Frequent Flatulence.  Beautiful October day in Red Wing.
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Frequent Flatulence, the climber on the right is on Doctor Rock.
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By Travis Hibbard
Aug 1, 2008

I've been on this several times over the years. I'm heading out this weekend and always wondered if it'd ever been done on gear? There is reasonable gear most of the way with a little runout at the top.

Anyone have any idea?
By Darin Limvere
Aug 2, 2008

Hmmm... Hadn't actually thought of that before but I'm sure it would go. Possibly a good one to know where the gear goes before hopping on cause we all know what the rock is like at RW. Tell me how it goes..
By Travis Hibbard
Aug 2, 2008

In all the times i'd gone last time I finally thought of trying it on gear, well it actually went alright

Gear Beta:
.5 C4 in a pod just above the first bolt
.4 C4 just above 2nd bolt
Blue TCU in flake just to the right before mantle ledge
Silver & Purple TCU in horizontal seam just right of mantle ledge
Blue TCU in textured crack above mantle ledge (only 2 lobes)
#4 BD nut just above the blue TCU

Overall the gear looked decent. I don't know how much i'd trust the 0 & 00 in the seam right at the ledge but on the way down I tested them and they seemed alright. Other than that it felt pretty secure.

Definitely fun to do if you're looking for something else to try at Red Wing.
By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
Oct 25, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

can also be led only on nuts.
By Eric Swanson
From: Plymouth
Nov 6, 2011

Lead on gear today. Went just fine. Bring some small c3s and a few c4s 1 and under. A small nut or two for the top. Nice climb.