The Central Scrutinizer
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|Type: ||Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.11 [details]|
|FA: ||Sam Lightner Jr and Penn Burris in like 1987|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Season: ||summer, whatever day it falls on.|
|Submitted By: ||Sam Lightner, Jr. on Dec 7, 2008|
Central Scrutinizer... photo by Jacob Valdez.
The route follows a thin crack to three bolts on a face.
At the time, it seemed hard, like 11+, but shoes were not designed for face climbing then... it's probably a lot easier.
The name came from the war that was going on in the American climbing scene. Veedauwoo was a bastion of anti-sport climbing, yet we put this up on rappel. There was much talk that one of the big players was gone up whoop us for it... turned out he liked the route.
This is off the ledge at the southwest end of the Nautilus above TTL.
I can't remember. I do recall an RP high in the crack.
|Comments on The Central Scrutinizer
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Dec 8, 2008
Seems like a strange route name, and now that I've seen it twice in 2 different areas (Red River Gorge being #2) named by different parties, I assume there is some pop or literary reference.
Pray tell, what is the story?
|By Sam Lightner, Jr.|
Dec 9, 2008
Yeah, we listened to Zappa's Joes Garage a lot at that time. It was also about this time that Tipper Gore was pushing for the ratings on albums and Zappa and Dee Snyder were the guys who testified to Congress.
The Central Scrutinizer narrates the album and "enforces all the laws that haven't been passed yet."