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Oolong 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ben Chapman, Dave Van Selow, Pam Neal & Mark Ingram
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Dec 6, 2009

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Description 

Oolong climbs the steep broad buttress at the entrance to the Tea Room. Pull onto the base of the buttress at the right side and move up and left on positive edges, pockets and side pulls. Ascend the steep headwall. Above the initial headwall the buttress narrows and climbs on blocky holds and edges past 8 bolts.

Location 

Located on the left side of the entrance to the Tea Room.

Protection 

8 bolts and 2-ring Fixe anchor.


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Nice crimper at second bolt of "Oolong"
Nice crimper at second bolt of "Oolong"
Chalky hands on the blocky holds of "Oolong.&...
Chalky hands on the blocky holds of "Oolong.&...
Nearing the top of the initial headwall of "O...
Nearing the top of the initial headwall of "O...
Me leading Oolong - my first time on this route. I...
Me leading Oolong - my first time on this route. I...
topping out on first headwall
topping out on first headwall
Start of "Oolong"
Start of "Oolong"
Checking for loose holds on "Oolong."
Checking for loose holds on "Oolong."

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By Rick Hill
From: la crescenta, ca
Dec 12, 2010

crux is at the beginning after that its like climbing a ladder not the best tea room has to offer.
By Michael Bartosek
From: Los Angeles
Mar 21, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I enjoyed a direct start of this line and thought the rest of it was easy, but enjoyable. Nice exposure up there too, fun moderate route, great lead for anyone who just wants a chill leading experience.