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Apache Tears 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ British: E3 5c R

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Steve Grossman, Peter Noebels 1986
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Submitted By: Orphaned on May 25, 2007
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Description 

Start from below a roof in the middle of the Dome.
1) do a tricky mantle with a bolt to a shelf (5.11-).
2) Follow roof left to a bolt then up discontinuous cracks to face above, climbing past 4 bolts to easier ground (5.10R).


Location 

Center of Stronghold dome. SG has climbed the second pitch with 3 bolts, but rapped down and added a 4th so the route might get done.


Protection 

standard rack



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By Paul Davidson
May 9, 2008

Hey, I was in on this ;-)
I think...
Ok, I was a cheerleader...
Pure Grossman lead.

I think Peter belayed and I got to laze around in the sun.
But following it in the fading light had it's moments.

I recall a pretty good climb...
Not for a gym 11er though.

Jeez, I'd forgotten all about this climb.
Must have been pre/post BeanFest...
In fact, I think it might have been my beanmaster one...