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Top Choice T,TR 

Top Choice 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: ben bryan on Nov 2, 2009

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Terry Andrews making the Choice on Top Choice. Ph...


This route is on the down hill side of the Carnivore boulder. Start by pulling into the V formed where the Matterhorn boulder touches the Top Choice boulder. The crack angles from right to left as it climbs, and eventually goes vertical at the top of the boulder. The rock is high quality granite, and the crack gets wider in the middle (good hand jams).


The climb starts in an alcove formed by three boulders (Matterhorn, Flathead, and Carnivore) Look for the beautiful hand crack splitting a slightly overhung face.


A top rope anchor can easily be set by climbing the backside of the boulder and setting pro in the crack. Trad protection only

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Top coice is the route the climber is on.
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Sewing up top choice.
Sewing up top choice.

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By marc rosenthal
From: San Antonio, TX
Dec 19, 2010

One of the best hand cracks in the area. Delicate lie back moves to a pod with good finger locks. The last 3 ft of are every bit of 5.10+.
By DGraham
Aug 31, 2014

we just went to this route the first of september and this crack is completely filled with bats and the foot high pile of guano at the base. Not disgusting, kinda cool, but enough to keep you off the climb. are bats in this crack a yearly thing or just seasonal cause I was really looking forward to this climb?