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Taster's Choice 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Alex Scott & Rich Strang
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Pullhard on Sep 11, 2011
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Really quality stone and good grips on Taster's Ch...


This is an excellent, sustained 5.9 face climb. The route gives you a taste of the style of climbing on the high quality rock of Hops Wall.


This is the farthest right route on Hops Wall.


Quickdraws, 5 bolts to 2 bolt anchor with chains and lowering carabiners.

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Fingers in the flake.   <br />Taster's Choice (5.9).
Fingers in the flake.
Taster's Choice (5.9).
THE HOPS WALL: <br />A. Tasters Choice, 5.9. <br />B. Nescafe, 5.9. <br />C. Mild Hops, 5.10. <br />D. The Hops Vine. <br />E. Wild Hops, 5.12-. <br />F. Van Gogh's, 5.10+.
A. Tasters Choice, 5.9.
B. Nescafe,...
Triston scouting the crux.
Triston scouting the crux.
Triston Richardson gettin' a taste.
Triston Richardson gettin' a taste.
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By Rstrang
From: Santa Fe, NM
Sep 12, 2011

Yes just a TASTE of the CHOICE climbing on the Hops Wall. This & Nescafe, the "coffee climbs", are the best 5.9 climbs in the canyon right now. Don't miss them.

By s.price
From: PS,CO
Sep 29, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Good Fun!