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Black and Tan 
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Lean Green Machine 
Open Books 
Pure Vida 
Skewed Right Up 
Take the Plunge 
Tranquilo 
Yellow Wall 

Take the Plunge 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jay Foley, Donna Longo and friends?
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Aug 24, 2009
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Description 

Take the Plunge is a nice direct way up to the next anchor left of Comales Tamale. Jay's book shows 4 different routes reaching this anchor, this is the leftmost of these options. It's presumably named for the springtime starting conditions... in the creek.

Start just left of the black streak, boulder through a steep bulge off the ground (crux). Enter a shallow right-facing corner with two cracks. These cracks turn into seams as the difficulty eases.


Location 

Take the Plunge is the leftmost line leading to the 2-bolt anchor left of Comales Tamale on the Water Wall; it goes up just left of the Black Streak.


Protection 

Nuts and cams to 2".
2-bolt anchor with chains at the top.



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