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Ashley Gann on Pinchfest. Photo by Kyle McFarland.
The route goes right up the center of the ruckman cave almost directly ahead of the trail. It goes up to a two bolt anchor a few feet below the large roof. Follow pinches up the wall, with good clips. Sequence is hard to follow 3/4 of the way up.
6 bolts to a two bolt LO.
Pete Winter - Pinch Fest 5.12b.
Pete Winter on Pinch Fest - 5.12b.
Sasha Cherry - Pinch Fest 5.12b.
Soaking up the rest
Sam entering the crux
|By Anonymous Coward|
May 1, 2004
A great route. Originally named Pump Action by Bret and Stuart Ruckman
|By Aleksander Tkach|
May 1, 2005
the last clip is not easy!!! better to take the big whip than to hang the draw.
|By Peggy Sayer|
Jun 22, 2005
Matt - if you are replacing the last bolt - thanks so much. this is one of my favorite routes in Rifle and we [regularly] use this as one of our warm ups.
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Jul 26, 2005
I always enjoy this route. I think the last clip adds to the route. Isn't half the fun of climbing in the challenge? Just think of clipping this bolt as the crux.
Mar 21, 2007
Great route, super "primer" for harder routes in the park...
|By Jeremy H|
May 17, 2009
A large chunk of rock fell off this last week. The piece that is missing was used as a foot hold in the crux. The route still goes at 12b, but it is a little trickier for your feet.
|By Jay Samuelson|
From: Denver CO
May 18, 2009
Classic route. Intriguing, unique movement that will leave you smiling all the way.