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Getting Smart
« on: November 26, 2021, 07:38:02 PM »
Braved the crowds today on the West-side.

Climbed Get Smart, nice route!
Great job guys, it's a sweet climb.
Optional Camelot, is, well optional.

I kept thinking...this must be the crux and each time it was...but there was a bolt close enough to keep it sane.

Below is a short clip (practicing time lapse videos)

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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2021, 04:00:16 PM »

Nice dude.
How does it compare to Little Javelina? (besides better protected).
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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2021, 05:34:47 PM »
You will love it!!!

Wee bit harder, but I gotta say all the moves are there.

It has long moves, each time I kept saying this HAS to be the crux!
Bump feet, big reach
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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2021, 06:51:37 PM »

Thanks dude.
I hope to get back to climbing someday...
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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2021, 08:10:00 PM »
Hope to see you in the high peaks!!!
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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2022, 09:42:34 AM »
My buddy and I also just did Flying None and Get Smart yesterday. Holy hell, Get Smart was a load of fun. Earns every star in the book. That's a Gavin route right? Thanks Gavin!!!

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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2022, 12:58:57 PM »
How did you like the final move?

I liked it.

Did not need the cam.
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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2022, 11:52:09 AM »
My buddy and I also just did Flying None and Get Smart yesterday. Holy hell, Get Smart was a load of fun. Earns every star in the book. That's a Gavin route right? Thanks Gavin!!!

Glad you guys liked it, Zay! Brad spotted the line initially and I checked it out on TR before we committed to bolting. I placed most of the bolts, but Brad and I definitely worked on it together. It's a pretty sweet line - the upper chute reminds me of the climbing on Little Javelina at Spike's Peak (another fabulous, sustained climb).

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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2022, 11:58:21 AM »
For those that are interested - note in F4's video the big shallow pocket on the left soon after he emerges from behind the live oak. (He uses it for a handhold and later a stemming foot). When we first looked at the route that was a huge loadstone. I popped it off while exploring the moves and was surprised how easily it came off - it went crashing down into the gully. Very glad I removed it before continuing work on the route!

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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2022, 12:49:41 PM »
I climbed Get Smart yesterday and thought it was a classy route. Solid addition to the area. Thank you.

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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2022, 01:04:03 PM »
Ha! You knocked a good one off. There are still a few holds that might blow.
Still what a route.
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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2022, 03:49:04 PM »
There are still a few holds that might blow.

Sounds like clink needs to lead it.
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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2022, 04:21:06 PM »
No Klink is banned from routes with small holds. The route is fin S is.

He must repeat all of those routes he put up and clean those routes up.

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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2022, 05:00:03 PM »
^^^
He would actually have to get out and climb first.
It pains me to say it but I am afraid there is little hope of him or me ever leading the route.

That being said, I keep seeing this thread title and it reminds me of something.
I never got the title for Get Smart when I was a kid watching the show. I always thought it was a reference to what a bumbling idiot Maxwell Smart was and he needed to get smart. I didn't get it until I watched Get Shorty. Of course the title could have had a dual meaning. Mel Brooks is one clever dude and one of my all time favorite producers. His irreverent humor is priceless.

I also never understood what the Boy Wonder used to frequently say on the Batman TV show until I studied
Spanish. I always thought he was saying holy pre-holy and it never made any sense to me - until that aha moment when studying Spanish spilled the beans.

Maybe this treatise should go on the bad jokes and clever sayings thread (or the poop thread).
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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2022, 05:01:40 PM »
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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2022, 05:03:03 PM »
^^^
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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2022, 08:20:35 AM »
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My buddy and I also just did Flying None and Get Smart yesterday. Holy hell, Get Smart was a load of fun. Earns every star in the book. That's a Gavin route right? Thanks Gavin!!!

 This should go in "A few Perfect words". Was Zay just getting/being smart? Change the name while you can to the Emmons-Young Route.  :)


 As to breaking holds, is that bad? This is Pinnacles, petrified shit breaks. The real crime off my absence is that none of the recent route ratings have been properly confirmed.

 I refrain from starting a new Star Wars though, as the original one will never end.
Causing trouble when not climbing.

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Re: Getting Smart
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2022, 09:45:22 AM »
Kline they are all 5.8
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