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Talk of the Nation 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: S Ayers, Abishek Chandrashakur
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Submitted By: Braxtron on Mar 9, 2008

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Scott Drawz on Talk of the Nation at the Trundling...

Description 

Beautiful climb located 25 feet right of Take Apart the Robots. Look for a vertical seam/weakness that heads towards a prominent right-facing corner capped by a roof. More overhangs and roofs await above, ending at the anchors. (Squeezing the Lemmon quality scale: 2 out of 3 stars)

Location 

Toward the right end of the wall.

Protection 

Bolts.


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Nancy Brass on the coveted second ascent of Jim's new route.
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By Jimbo
Mar 10, 2008

Braxton,
EFR and I put up that route a few years ago. Can't remember what we called it.

The super thin slab fest to it's immediate left is 5.12. EFR's the only one who has red pointed it so far. Can't remember the name of this one either.
By Steve Pulver
From: Williston, ND
Mar 10, 2008

Braxton,
That's the picture of Scott Drawz from the time we all went down there. We should find out what he's been up to lately...
By 1Eric Rhicard
Mar 10, 2008

I don't remember putting up the route in the photo at all. I will go check my guidebook updates and get the names for it and the one to the left.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Mar 10, 2008

Slab fest to the left is called Slip Service. The route Scott is on I have no information about. I know we climbed it but I don't remember drilling it. Usually all the info goes in the book if we did it. You might want to check your cerebral hard drive for errors Jimbo. I know yours is better than mine but I think that the pictured route is an SA route.
By Jimbo
Mar 10, 2008

You know when you've been climbing without a helmet a long as I have it's no wonder I get confused sometime. I was pretty impressed with myself that I recognized the route at all.
Eric is indeed correct we only did the 5.12. I think I spent so much time sliding off the crux on the slab that it just felt like we did several routes of work there. (Or was that a route in Tennessee??)
Scott did indeed do the .10+ route in the photo.
So sorry to all the masses who are now totally confused and may never be able to find the route they want on Troll Wall.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Mar 10, 2008

So, what is the name of this route we did not do?
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Aug 15, 2008
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

All things considered, I believe it's called "Talk of the Nation"
By MJMobes
From: The land of steady habits
Mar 6, 2009

very nice route
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Mar 18, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Heehee, we need a correction for outliers:

"They can occur by chance in any distribution, but they are often indicative either of measurement error or that the population has a heavy-tailed distribution."

Do you have a heavy tail Mobley? Actually it's a great sport route, though Jbak would probably disagree?