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Sound of One Shoe Tapping, The T 
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The Sound of One Shoe Tapping 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Larry Kuechlin, Jr. and Cory Zinngrabe, November 1988
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Submitted By: Mark J. Nelson on Nov 7, 2002

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The Sound of One Shoe Tapping (5.8)

Description 

Fun 5.8 friction on gorgeous rock. Some topos list the rappel from here as 85 feet, but a 50m rope does NOT get you to the ground. It gets you to a ledge, from which the ten-foot downclimb is not difficult.

Protection 

Three bolts to a chain anchor. Optional placement in some horizontals below the first bolt, but the climbing isn't too tough or scary if you skip this.


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Fun Stuff (left) to Pepason (right). Copyright 200...
BETA PHOTO: Fun Stuff (left) to Pepason (right). Copyright 200...
One Shoe Tapping.  Photo - Dave Rockwell
One Shoe Tapping. Photo - Dave Rockwell
"The Sound Of One Shoe Tapping". Photo b...
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"The Sound Of One Shoe Tapping". Photo b...
"The Sound Of One Shoe Tapping". Photo b...
Tap, Tap, Tappin'
Tap, Tap, Tappin'

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By Brian Reynolds
Dec 2, 2002

I would disagree about the pro. I thought the crux came down low -- 40 feet off the ground but before you reach the first bolt. I found the upper (bolted) face to be 5.6, 5.7 tops.
By Richard Miles
Apr 27, 2003

I agree with Brian. The crux is below the first bolt. Do yourself a favor and place some pro in the horizontal.
By Ryan Avery
Jan 23, 2005

This route was a total push over. I can't see how it was 5.8. Maybe if you worked the moves for a while you could make it 5.8 but I think this route was 5.7.
By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Jan 18, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Agreed. Nowhere close to Jtree 5.8 friction.
By Doug99
Dec 9, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Pretty easy and not very memorable, but nice face climbing practice.
By Stormeh
Mar 31, 2011

The slab section is fairly easy, I agree not consistent with Josh 5.8, but the runout makes you think for sure.
By Canon
Jan 15, 2012

The moves between the horizontal (#1 Camalot IIRC) and the first bolt certainly kept my head in the game. It's fairly straightforward from there. 5.7
By Armor Todd
Apr 3, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

A great 5.8 warmup...excellent intro to Josh face technique...beautiful rock, nice length, easy to lead/lower. set up toprope, very nice in the late afternoon sun...and close to the road...one of my favorites...do set a piece in the horizontal
By Vitaliy
Feb 18, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

Strange bolt placements - no bolts at the cruxes - plenty of bolts where you don't need them. 60m is just enough to setup TR on this and W.A.C. Excellent friction - better than Swing Low.