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Big Drum 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: BrianWS on May 6, 2010
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A climber cleaning the Middle Route above the crow...


Large slopers and round holds pass three bolts to a ledge. Tall climbers (over 6 feet tall) can easily clip and pass the next two bolts, however shorter climbers require a bit of creative legwork in the large horizontal under the fourth bolt and small holds in between the big stuff.

In the original guidebook, written by a generation that is *far* shorter on average than the current crop of Taiwanese, this route was rated 5.11c/d. It has since been downgraded to 5.11b


Situated directly between Fucking Fall and Finger Crack. The start is just beneath an old, rusty, not-to-be-trusted expansion bolt.


Bolts (2006)
Also, there is one old rusty expansion bolt and hanger at about 2 meters.

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By Matt Robertson
May 12, 2010

This route is named Big Canyon (J or da gu). Like many other routes at Music Hall, it is equipped with reliable glue-in bolts. 5.11b is a fair grade.

By Anmin Deng
From: Panchiao, Taipei, Taiwan
Jan 14, 2011

The name "" ("da4-gu3") means "Big Drum", not "Big Canyon" (where "Drum" and "Canyon" sound identical ("gu3") in Chinese). Many routes in "Music Hall" are named after music instruments.