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90 Foot Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Alias Emil Bart TR 
Bachar's Line TR 
Bastille TR 
Casual Observer T,TR 
Dave's Run T,TR 
Fallout T,TR 
Holdless Horror T,TR 
Ice Nine T,TR 
Lightning Bolt TR 
Lost In Space T,TR 
Never Ending Story TR 
Polar Circus TR 
Relativity TR 
Rentier T,TR 
Ripoff T,TR 
Shuman The Human T,TR 
Strontium 90 T,TR 
Tis-si-ack TR 
Vintage 85 T,TR 
Wide Boy T,TR 

Strontium 90 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 10, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: A few of the routes on 90 Foot Wall

Description 

A great 5.8 crack. Very obvious crack right of "Lost In Space"

Protection 

Pro to 3 jn. or TR.


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Ninety Foot Wall (Left).  The prominent crack on the left is Strontium 90. Vintage 85 is to the far right.  The climber is on Rip-Off.
BETA PHOTO: Ninety Foot Wall (Left). The prominent crack on t...

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By Hendo
From: Denver, CO
Jul 16, 2013

If you love handjams and love crack climbing, this climb is actually easier than the 5.7 to the left (Rentier).
By Court
Jul 21, 2013

I must not love hand jams or crack climbing (actually I know this), cause I found Rentier to be much much easier. Maybe it was the 90 degree day but the inside of the crack was slick as hell. I'm pretty sure I did better on One for the Road (10d).
By Mountain Matt
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 25, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I tried this climb on TR when I was first learning how to climb. Flailed all over the place. I think I might have even punched the rock a few times. -not a good thing to make a habit of- Fail. Didn't make it up.
Finally made it back out to Tahoe a few years later and nailed it.
This crack loves gear. Take something a bit bigger for the top.

Great Climb! Have Fun.

On a side note, the crew next to us decided it would be a great idea to take a 24 pack up to the crag to drink and climb. I don't know about you, but I like to do my drinkin' after I climb. We didn't stick around to see how it turned out. Hopefully OK.
And hopefully this is not the standard for this crag...?
By Ima Fred Knot
From: Victoria, Seychelles
Sep 26, 2013

Yup it's the norm. I avoid that place at all costs. It's a noob magnet.