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The Whale's Tail
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ahab T 
Amputee Love T 
Buffoon T 
C'est What? S 
Clementine T 
Dihedral One T 
Dihedral Two T 
East Slabs T 
Finger Crack T 
Free Speech S 
Gumbo T 
Gut Feeling T 
Horangutan T 
Jack The Ripper T 
Jim Crack T 
Kid's Climb T 
Left Arete T 
M T,S 
Martindale T 
Monument, The S 
NED (Nothing Except Dynamics) T 
New Cambria T,TR 
No Problem T 
Northeast Arete T 
Second Coming S,TR 
Spoof T 
Spoof Roof T 
West Crack T,TR 
West Dihedral T,TR 
West Face [Whale's Tail] T,TR 
Yorkshire Ripper, The T 

Kid's Climb 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: David Breashears, 1976
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Submitted By: Peter Spindloe on Apr 8, 2001

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Bastille - M-F closures. Climbing reopened after flood MORE INFO >>>


Located on the west face of the Whale's Tail, this climb starts as for Clementine, but after 20ft., before getting into the easy dihedral, traverse right on some poor rock. Climb up into a capped dihedral and escape out right onto the arete and enjoy the romp to the false summit. You can belay from the anchor for West Dihedral.


Standard rack plus a few long slings for the initial traverse.

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