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Baby Face / Middle Wall

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Baby Face / Middle Wall 


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Description 

This is the 2nd prominent feature of Taylor Canyon's 1st Buttress. This feature culminates in a seperate summit and includes all the routes (left to right) from Kindergarten thru Question of Balance.


Getting There 

From the base of the Big Roof walk up canyon (climbers right) towards Kindergarten Crack.


2 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Baby Face / Middle Wall:
Question of Balance   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Fine Whine   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   
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Featured Route For Baby Face / Middle Wall
Two views of Question of Balance taken by Greg Phillips in the Eighties.

Question of Balance 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c  CO : Gunnison : ... : Baby Face / Middle Wall
Question of Balance is a very appropriately named route that goes up the obvious rightward angling crack system on the beautiful smooth slab to the right of the prominent Air Conditioner corner. This is a fantastic climb offering steep (thankfully just under vertical) relentlessly thin crack and face climbing from start to finish. Question of Balance is most often top roped but it's real greatness is as a test piece trad lead. The route gets harder each move that you work up. The gear while some...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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