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Tight Shoes 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2002

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Anne Carrier on Tight Shoes (1985), and making it ...


Tight shoes may help on this one! Do a boulder problem start, like many on this rock, and weave your way up the face using edges, scoops and a couple of horizontal cracks.


Located between Chockstone Chimney and Double Crack.


Very little if leading, you might be able to wiggle in some gear (1-1.5") in a horizontal near the top but most will solo or top-rope this route.

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"Tight Shoes". Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Tight Shoes". Photo by Blitzo.
Anne Carrier toproping Tight Shoes.
Anne Carrier toproping Tight Shoes.
My 10 year old (in 1985!) son over the crux start ...
My 10 year old (in 1985!) son over the crux start ...

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By Blitzo
Sep 8, 2006

By Mike Mu.
May 23, 2007

that is a beefy 7!
By Doug McNair
Mar 9, 2010

5.7? Maybe I missed something, or several somethings. Seemed harder.
By Rodger Raubach
Sep 8, 2010
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R

Decent training toprope climb; a bit stiff for the 5.7, so I'd call it a 5.8-. Indian Cove rock is grainy and a little on the crumbly side, so I suspact that the original rating has changed a bit....
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