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Tomato 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 155'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Tom Evans, Matt Hale 1969
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Submitted By: Jon St John on Nov 23, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Jon St. John climbing the second pitch of Tomato.

Description 

This fun little route starts with a short flake/left-facing corner to a belay ledge. From the belay ledge, head up a left-facing corning through increasingly challenging moves until it merges with Gunsight to South Peak, a 5.3 ramp that heads to the summit. Gunsight to South Peak can get kind of crowded.

Location 

This route is just left of the start for the popular Green Wall. There are a number of descent options from the summit, the most popular being the traffic jam chimney (named so for a reason!).

Protection 

Bring a standard rack. You'll have to set up a gear belay at the end of the first pitch, and (if I remember right) at the top. Lots of great pro placements throughout this route.


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We planned on Green Wall, and here I am thinking that I'm on Green Wall. Fairly heady and technical for a 5.6!
We planned on Green Wall, and here I am thinking t...

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By Matt Desenberg
From: North Berwick, ME
Mar 1, 2009

Great route. Good for a first 5.8, plenty of stances and opportunities for gear.
By K Baumgartner
Oct 10, 2013

Such a great line. P1 is pretty cruiser; lieback the flake and then belay from the left facing corner on the ledge.

P2 is fantastically exposed. The crux is definitely pumpy and doesn't have the greatest rest stances, unlike the rest of the route.

Finish up Gunsight to South Peak. Either build a belay on half way up the GSP section or go to the top and use the high test anchor on the East Face. Communication may be less than desirable if you belay from High Test.