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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'
Original:  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.


Photos of Tony's Tango Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Scanning the route.
Scanning the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: O.G. (Original Gangsta not Old Guy) Chuck Grossman...
O.G. (Original Gangsta not Old Guy) Chuck Grossman...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stemming between the cracks allows you to see the ...
Stemming between the cracks allows you to see the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting situated at the start of the cracks on Ton...
Getting situated at the start of the cracks on Ton...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lia Alicia demonstrating perfect form on the start...
Lia Alicia demonstrating perfect form on the start...
Rock Climbing Photo: Blake Collins on Tony's Tango.
Blake Collins on Tony's Tango.
Rock Climbing Photo: Isaac at the crux.
Isaac at the crux.

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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.

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