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John Ross starting up Tank Trap.
A wonderful stemming problem in an overhanging corner.
Start up through the dusty beginning using small feet and lieback handholds where the thin corner crack opens up enough to accept fingertips. Delicate stemming with a big move or two is required to the fourth bolt (getting to the fourth bolt is a relief—it feels like a long way from the third).
At this point the angle eases a bit and the holds get bigger. Continue up and stand atop a ledge on the left, then finish with the last eight or ten feet of face climbing to the anchors.
The right-facing corner at the bottom left of the gully.
7 bolts (+1 optional, manky pin), ring anchors.
Kip Henrie nearing the top of Tank Trap.
just before you notice that those nice looking hol...
don't be afraid to use both sides of the corner
boy this gets tough fast
Finally through the crux...fhew!
From: Orem, UT
Jul 22, 2009
Wow! If more people knew about this route you'd have to wait in line to get on it. Stellar.
|By Christian "crisco" Burrell|
From: PG, Utah
Aug 29, 2009
Craziness! It looks like an easy finger-locking steep corner. The stemming put me in strange positions and the feet were either dirty or slippery. The bolts were close together on the easy parts and far apart in through the crux (weird). Altogether, it is fun as it is so unusual.
|By Tristan Higbee|
Aug 30, 2009
This thing is rad!!! I don't think I've ever done so many dropknees and other funky body positioning on any route. Seemed stiff for .10c but man, what a route!
|By Jeff Jones|
From: Elk Ridge, UT
Sep 4, 2009
There are just some routes that words can't describe. I am not an AF guru but this has to be one of the most unique climbs in the canyon. It is also one that I think I will climb each time I go there. Clipping the 4th bolt is very committing. Emotionally I just know I am going to hit the ground if I blow it even though logically I know it won't happen. Walt is right...there would be a line if more people cared to go there instead of Membrane.
|By Clark Aegerter|
Oct 22, 2011
I was on this route today and went for a undercling just above the first bolt and it broke....it's bigger now sorry :-/