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The Tomahawk 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Pete DeLannoy
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Submitted By: Brent Larsen on Oct 23, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Definitely a big bouldering move to get started

Description 

Get ready to have your tendons chopped to pieces. A beyond-boldery start leads to pleasant climbing that soon has you clinging on for dear life for the finishing moves. Classic canyon climbing and a must do for anyone looking to get in over their head.

Location 

Located to the left of the infamous Trail of Tears and to the right of Bear Fisted Grizzly Killer.

Protection 

Bring about ten quickdraws. Stick clipping the first two is recommended since the opening sequence is harder than you could possibly imagine. HINT! Look for hidden two finger pockets once you run out of jugs at the very beginning.


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Teddy getting after The Tomahawk.
Teddy getting after The Tomahawk.
Pulling off the last sequence of the opening moves on The Tomahawk and moving to higher, safer, and less underwear staining territory.
Pulling off the last sequence of the opening moves...
The Tomahawk.
The Tomahawk.
Getting dicey on The Tomahawk.  Very fun route.
Getting dicey on The Tomahawk. Very fun route.
The Tomahawk, 5.11a.
The Tomahawk, 5.11a.
Looking for the two finger pockets after a bouldery start on The Tomahawk.
Looking for the two finger pockets after a boulder...
Getting a heal-hook on the opening moves of The Tomahawk.
Getting a heal-hook on the opening moves of The To...
Actually, its a hella-fun start, but a lot more fun when its over. Getting chopped by The Tomahawk is a Spearfish Canyon rite of passage.
Actually, its a hella-fun start, but a lot more fu...
The Tomahawk,5.11a
The Tomahawk,5.11a
Digging in for my redpoint attempt of The Tomahawk, 511a. <br />Trail of Tears Wall, Mohican Wall <br />Spearfish Canyon.
Digging in for my redpoint attempt of The Tomahawk...
Tomahawk
Tomahawk
I finally got my redpoint after three seasons of working this route.
I finally got my redpoint after three seasons of w...

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By Greg Parker
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Oct 23, 2010

I have to say, I love reading your posts Brent. Keep it up!