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Small questionable placements protect the lower moves that traverse up to the ramp. Up the ramp and belay at the tree. This route is named so, due to the fact that one of the first ascentionists yanked off a hold down low and fell into the river. He was fine and the route was named-(info courtesy of Jordan). The 2nd pitch is maybe 5.5 up to some chains to rap.
Climbs the obvious ramp above the southmost pool.
Questionable down low and great up top.
Belaying under Ker Plunk.
BETA PHOTO: Belays are circles. Shows ramp up pitch 1 of Kerp...
Amanda begining Ker Plunk with Chris spotting Mar ...
Amanda toping out on 1st pitch of Ker Plunk. Mar ...
My Daughter on Ker Plunk on the Narrows, Wichita M...
|By Jordan Ramey|
From: Calgary, Alberta
Jan 31, 2007
This route is named Kerplunk due to the fact that one of the first ascentionists yanked off a hold down low and fell into the river. He was fine and the route was named.
From: Charlottesville, VA
Jul 30, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
Except for the first time I climbed this, I don't bother with pro until I get to the move below the ramp (maybe 15 feet left of the start). Good nut there. But there is a flake you can thread earlier and some poor nuts. Tricams work great up on the ramp. Pleasing little climb. The second can fall in the water if they fall early. Hard to keep end of the rope out of the water on the single rope rap. I dropped a cam in the water last time, fear not, we found it and cooled off on a hot day.
|By Ryan A. Ray|
From: Keller, TX
Jan 20, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
no way is this a 5.7!!!! its 5.6