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Tony's Tango 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Aug 29, 2006

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Isaac Hager on Tony's Tango.

Description 

This is the crack system on the left side of the slab.

Protection 

Standard rack.


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Isaac at the crux.
Isaac at the crux.
Blake Collins on Tony's Tango.
Blake Collins on Tony's Tango.

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By phil broscovak
May 23, 2007

For the grade, Tony's is as good a route as you will likely find. A little bit of everything and good pro to boot. The only bummer is that it isn't 5 pitches long. I would be cautious when recommending Tony's Tango to beginning leaders as there is a bit of "deviousness" to this route as is typical for Harmels. When climbing in Gunnison thinking "outside of the box" is a invaluable skill.
By coop
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Sep 13, 2010

Great route.
By Jamie Estep
From: Crested Butte, CO
Feb 23, 2011

First lead I've ever done was Tony's and without a single cam, not that I can say that was a good idea.

It has good protection. A bit of a mind game when you start slipping out at the bulging crux. If you over protect it, the rope drag is terrible. Good lead for new leading climbers that can safely climb the grade.
By Kyle Judson
From: Colorado
Jul 18, 2011

A good novice lead and the little bit of exposure at the crux can make it a bit spicy for beginners. Protects well and has great stopper placements.
By Mike Mohr
From: Cary, NC
May 26, 2014

This is a great climb. Creativity is required in some sections, and the pro is abundant. I found cams more useful than stoppers here. The grade may be slightly sandbagged IMO, especially compared to some of the climbs at Hartman's.