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Gotta Be Tall Or Else You'll Fall 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Brian Smoot, Jonathan Smoot, 1989
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Aug 29, 2001

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Gotta Be Tall Or Else You'll Fall

Description 

The 5th line of bolts from the left. This climb has a thin beginning but eases up after the 2nd bolt. Well protected and enjoyable.

Protection 

5 Quickdraws, plus 2 for the anchors.


Photos of Gotta Be Tall Or Else You'll Fall Slideshow Add Photo
Steve about half way up the route
Steve about half way up the route
Lee clipping bolts on the way to the top.
Lee clipping bolts on the way to the top.
Glen Johnson heading into the run out section
Glen Johnson heading into the run out section
Lee working the crux.
Lee working the crux.
the sharp end!
the sharp end!

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By Lee Gitlin
Jul 1, 2004
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The name is a bit misleading, because all of the holds are reachable with good footwork. Most of the action occurs over the first three clips: jug hauls, laybacks, and an interesting mantle between bolts 2 and 3, requiring good balance. The last 30 feet is run out, but the holds are bomber.
By BenT
May 13, 2006

Bring slings to prevent rope drag on TR.
By Ryan Peterson
From: North Salt Lake, Utah
Jun 13, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I'm 5'7 and had no problem ^_^
By Steve M Miller
From: Park City, Ut
Apr 18, 2010

awesome route really fun moves 1st bolt kinda sucked and a little tricky between bolt 2 and 3(crux for me) but not super hard. The rest of this route is classic super great feet and hands. bring long slings for the chains.
By Steve M Miller
From: Park City, Ut
Jul 30, 2011

bolt # 2 and bolt # 4 are spinners climbed this today. the bolts on this rout are looking not to bomber the anchor is dialed though
By Gub
Jul 25, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

High first bolt