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Happy to be Here 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Brock Landers
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Submitted By: Marathon on Feb 17, 2013

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I'm just Happy to be at the Tor

Description 

This route is a solid test piece and the best route of its grade at the Tor. The movement will definitely make you Happy and none of the moves are harder than 5.9, but they stack up quick. With a crux at the end and a lot of different ways to pull it you will be happy to lower off and tie back in and try it again. The best way I've found to do it is just "Lock It Off".

Location 

Furthest route left, on top of the highest terrace.

Protection 

Fixed


Photos of Happy to be Here Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mickey locking it off and Happy to be at the Tor
Mickey locking it off and Happy to be at the Tor
Rock Climbing Photo: Mickey sending and clipping the anchor on Happy to...
Mickey sending and clipping the anchor on Happy to...

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By Internet Hardman
From: EARTH
Feb 18, 2013

Classic.
By andy patterson
Administrator
From: Carpinteria, CA
Feb 18, 2013

Unless I'm mistaken, isn't this the ONLY route of its grade at the Tor? I'm not up-to-date on the new routes.
By Brian S
Aug 12, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

"none of the moves are harder than 5.9"

Sandbag much?
By Marathon
Sep 5, 2013

60% of the time the moves feel like 5.9 everytime.
By Aaron Formella
From: Atascadero, CA
Jan 3, 2016
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This is a good warm-up route for those whose redpoint projects may be the formerly easiest routes at the Tor, like 'The Power of Eating' or 'Automagic.' Fun movement on mostly big holds; I enjoy the use of the 'natural' embedded cobbles.

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