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Chain Gang, The 
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Das Fruit Machine 
Doctor Epic 
Dope Party 
Fresh Loaf 
Jamboree (Jam-bor-knee) 
Los Hermanos de la Penitente de los Matador Pantalones 
Path, The 
Pollinator, The 
Pretty Hate Machine 
Smarmacus Maximus 
Squeal Like A Pig 
Turtle Power 
Use It Or Lose It 
Vitamin D 
Vitamin H 

The Chain Gang 

YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- British: E7 7a

Type: Sport, 7 pitches, 500', Grade IV
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- British: E7 7a [details]
FA: Herman Gollner ?
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Submitted By: Pinklebear on Oct 6, 2002
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The Chain Gang isn't really a route, per se -- more like a bunch of routes in a similar vein. It's jokingly given a grade IV or V rating in the new Rifle guidebook, "Western Sloper," because of the number of pitches, but the clincher is you can sit in the front seat of your car between pitches, listening to music and eating Cheez-doodles, as the Arsenal is only 15 feet off the road.

This endurance "link-up" takes in all seven routes in the Arsenal that have fixed chain draws on them, hence the name. As Dave Pegg says in his guide, if these pitches were stacked atop each other, instead of being adjacent, this would be one of the wildest sport routes around. Nevertheless...

The seven routes are: Sprayathon (13c), Rendezspew (13a/b), Pump-o-rama (12d/13a), Debaser (12d), Vitamin D (12c/d), Slaggissimo (12d), and Pretty Hate Machine (12c).

The order you climb these in is totally up to you.


A draw or two to supplement all the fixed chain draws.

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Aug 4, 2011

I believe the FA can go to Herman Gollner without argument.