Fall For Anything starts off with a bang and ends with a thud. The opening moves offer up sporty jugs on steep rock that end all too soon, leaving you with having to make slower calculated moves up a slab reminiscent to that of the next door climb My Little Pony. You'll recognize the climb by the short vertical start that looks to be on poor quality rock. In reality, the rock ended up being much more solid than it appears.
Use good knobs up to the first bolt before bigger sidepulls and pockets appear. Use pockets and high feet to surmount the bulge before the slab begins with a slopey hold. Climb up the slow angle slab for a few more spaced out bolts that lead to anchor far out of view from your belayer. While the opening sequence is fun, it's too short lived to make up for the finish.
Smith Rock State Park, OR
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