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Ker Plunk 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type: Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Charlie Oydston, Mike Panciera 1975
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Submitted By: Craig Childre on Sep 18, 2006
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Description 

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.


Location 

Climbs the obvious ramp above the southmost pool.


Protection 

Questionable down low and great up top.



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Amanda toping out on 1st pitch of Ker Plunk.  Mar 2009
Amanda toping out on 1st pitch of Ker Plunk. Mar ...
Belaying under Ker Plunk.
Belaying under Ker Plunk.
Trace having a blast.
Trace having a blast.
Belays are circles.  Shows ramp up pitch 1 of Kerplunk and Pitch 2 rap station.
BETA PHOTO: Belays are circles. Shows ramp up pitch 1 of Kerp...
My Daughter on Ker Plunk on the Narrows, Wichita Mountains Wildlife refuge. Pitch 1 ends at the tree above her. Classic.
My Daughter on Ker Plunk on the Narrows, Wichita M...
Amanda begining Ker Plunk with Chris spotting Mar 2009.
Amanda begining Ker Plunk with Chris spotting Mar ...
ker plunk <br />Photo by Brandon Michelkamp
ker plunk
Photo by Brandon Michelkamp
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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.

By BrianUp
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