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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: DisturbingThePeace on Jan 29, 2008

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Despite the more difficult grade this is probably the best warmup on Tornado Alley. It feels easier than the 5.10's to the left to me. Start up easy rock on good holds thru the first few bolts. Above this the crux hits, requiring some longer pulls and a few smaller holds. Above the crux the difficulty eases, and fun climbing leads to the chains.

Don't let the 5.11- grade deter you from getting on this line as it's the best moderate on the wall.


Route #5 on Monomaniac's topos. Third route to the right of the prominent arete Texas Twister on the left side of Tornado Alley

Shown as "Revenge of the Little Fingers" on Monomaniac's topos and the old "line" topos.


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By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Feb 25, 2008

My favorite of the 3 on the left wall. This one is more sustained & less cruxy than the other two. I thought the crux on this was more powerful, but less devious, than the rte to the left.
By Rstrang
From: Santa Fe, NM
Nov 28, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Another one of the must do .11's. in the canyon - Unknown Beer (4) and Cutter being the others (I think Shakka might be on that list too but I didn't get on it)
By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Feb 29, 2016
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Being one of the better routes in the canyon, this deserves a far more expansive and vivid route description. Long reach crux and spiders isn't exactly saying much.

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