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Posse On My Tail 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Jacob Valdez
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Sep 8, 2009
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John working out the sequence on Posse On My Tail.

Description 

One of the longer routes in the area, Posse On My Tail climbs a long rounded buttress of small pockets & edges. This line is slabbier than it first appears. Good footwork & balance are just as important as finger strength on this technical line.

Begin with long moves between good, deep pockets right over the bolt line. Its probably possible to start on some of the Wild Horses jugs, but its not necessary. Move up & left onto the slab. Thin, devious moves between hard-to-see holds lead up & right. A few invisible crimps lead to better pockets and easier climbing up the headwall.


Location 

The far right end of the Wild Horses Wall is marked by a choss filled gully. On the left wall of this gully is a slabby 5.10. Just left of this is a narrow chimney, and just left of this are two bolted 5.11s whose first bolts are only a few feet apart. Posse On My Tail is the left-most of these two routes.

Or, its the next line right of Devil Wears Spurs.


Protection 

Bolts, 2 BA. Stick clip recommended.



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The upper half of Posse is fun & juggy, with big reaches.
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By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Jul 8, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

I thought that this was a great route. In fact, I find it to be funner than Hot Tamale, though I should point out that I prefer techy routes over yard fests.

As Mono points out, most will want to stick clip the first (and maybe even the second) bolt. I did not have mine along, and I will admit that the opening crux moves were exciting without protection.