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Taos Hum 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: B. D'Antonio, M. Howard, V. Kodas, Fall, 2009
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Dec 1, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Standing on the ledge before the crux to the top.

Description 

This is a bolted corner down low with some interesting face climbing up high make up this entertaining and long route.

Leave your rack at the car and clip six bolts as you climb up the fun corner while grabbing flakes, finger-locking and stemming your way up to a rest on a ledge about 2/3rds of the way up below the final face.
Commit to the face and make a couple of somewhat tricky moves past a faint bulge. Past the bulge, enjoy the final moves to the anchor.

Location 

This lies in the corner between Turbo Road on the left wall and Cattle Prod on the right wall. It shares anchors with Turbo Road.

This route is not in the older Sharp End (Knapp) book but is in the new D'Antonio book.. The new D'Antonio book is great--buy it.

Protection 

10 bolts to a chain anchor shared with Turbo Road.


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By Mike Howard
Administrator
Dec 29, 2010

Thanks, Jason, definitely a fun route as it was fun to set. That was me, Bob, and Vaino on a nice fall day in 2009. Sounds like the shoulder has rehab'ed well.
By Sol Putman
Apr 29, 2011

Was just at Shelf Road and think I climbed this route but not positive. Is the ledge on the right which has cactus on it with the crux bulge right there, light colored face to dark bulge with pocket moves over to a crack at your left? I add a picture of me on the ledge before the crux of the route we climbed, if it's not this route, you can remove the photo.
By Ben Burnett
From: Colorado
Nov 30, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

A few hazards on this one....
By a Ball
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 8, 2013

Bottom 2/3s or so are really fun. Lots of loose stuff on the ledge right below the crux bolt. Good idea for the belayer to wear a helmet.