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Tall Climb to Be Good On 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ron Dawson (1991?)
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Submitted By: Coz Teplitz on Jun 8, 2009

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Description 

A great route just left of the Peek-a-boo gully. One of my all-time favorite route names, too!

Scramble up a low-angle apron for 15 feet, then step right and head up the finger crack that dead-ends under a little overlap. At this overlap, reach up and clip a bolt, and then either climb left around the overlap (slightly easier) or punch straight up the steep slab. Clip another bolt, then move up through the cool, steep jugs (a third bolt) to a two-bolt anchor on a nice ledge.


Location 

The route is located just left of the Peek-a-boo gully. From trail below the east face, locate the crack at the start of this climb, ~75 left of the bottom of Peek-a-boo.


Protection 

Some small gear for the finger crack, plus draws for the bolts.



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By Harrison Dreves
From: Nashville, TN
Oct 28, 2010

Solid pro up to the bolts. The route (which is only 5.9 for the first pitch, before it joins Hidden Crack), has some fun reachy moves at the roof. You can clip the first bolt before pulling the roof.

By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Apr 10, 2012

Exciting CLimb! The first crack section takes mid/small placements perfectly and the bolts are well placed to protect the route well! Some lengthy moves up high but overall a great climb for the grade. Its a route that takes some thought but you will just feel that much smarter after doing it.

Should be named " A Good Climb to be Tall on"

By Chrisleath
From: Boone, NC
Apr 16, 2012

^ Agreed.

By Jed N
From: Raleigh, NC
Aug 6, 2014

Fun pumpy climb. Crack protects to roof. Roof has bolt then pockets