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Shard, The 
Speaking In Tongues 

The Shard 

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

Type:  Trad, Sport, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tom Ogden 5/01
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Submitted By: Rick Shull on Jul 23, 2007
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The Shard ascends the spire-like formation on the right edge of the Tower of Babble. This climb begins in the gully below the Shooting Gallery and to the left of the Visions Wall. Scramble up the gully for 40 feet and the belayer can tie off to a fixed line. Step up out of the gully and clip the first bolt. The route generally ascends the right arete until the sixth bolt. At this point you can continue to the top of the Shard using gear in the cracks to the left of the arete. Stay on the arete to avoid loose rock. For a sport version of this route, step right after clipping the fifth or sixth bolt and traverse to the belay ledge at the start of Bambi Slayer.


Right edge of the Tower of Babble.


Trad version: 6 bolts and a few pieces to 2". Sport version 6 draws and a couple slings.

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