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Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: George Bloom (Aid and Free)
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 24, 2006

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Description 

In my humble opinion one of the best routes at Taylor's. The combination of vertical and horizontal cracks makes for both jams and face holds. This route protects very well throughout its course, taking stoppers especially well. Start in the middle of the rock and follow the line to the top. The moves switch from fingers to hands towards the top. Also a fun aid route if you can hit it on an off day.

Location 

This route lies at the furthest left end of the Minnesota strip. Continue past The Column and scramble up to a large ledge. The route climbs the middle of this face.

Protection 

Nuts, cams, hexes, nothing bigger than handsized. Emphasis on smaller stuff. Standard top rope setup.


Photos of Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge Slideshow Add Photo
Photo: Ben Phaneuf
BETA PHOTO: Photo: Ben Phaneuf
Late 1970's - Cosmic Curt Lee on Number 6 Direct
Late 1970's - Cosmic Curt Lee on Number 6 Direct
Pete on sights Number 6
Pete on sights Number 6
Up and over "the bulge"
Up and over "the bulge"
me at the start of the bulge <br />Photo:Taylor Krosbakken
me at the start of the bulge
Photo:Taylor Krosbakk...
Your humble correspondent in the late 1970's at the base of "Number 6 Direct" - That name sounds so much better than "The Bulge" <br />I still have that rope - lost the "Hat of Jackness"
Your humble correspondent in the late 1970's at th...
Another shot of Sue on #6
Another shot of Sue on #6

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By jon jugenheimer
From: Madison
Oct 7, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

What a great route on the Strip. It is a very interesting onsite lead. A must for a "new to the area" .9/.10 trad leader!
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Oct 5, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is one of my favorite leads to date. Protects exceptionally well through the crux and beyond.