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Tubers in Space 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Todd Swain, March 1987
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Submitted By: Steve Powell on Nov 9, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Tubers in Space (5.4), Joshua Tree NP

Description 

Walk into the corridor between Cyclops Rock and the Potato Head formation. The route is on the left side of the Potato Head's west face. It's a left-slanting crack with the cruxy finish. Be forewarned that after topping out, you must walk back from the edge about twenty feet before finding a crack suitable for an anchor. Walk south, descending a slab to reach the ground.

Protection 

Small to medium cams, or medium nuts.


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By C Miller
Administrator
Dec 3, 2004
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

A so-so climb, but not a bomb. Half a star out of five.
By Ike Deal
From: the begining of time
Jul 10, 2007

I think this is a great begginer leader route.
By Gary Schenk
Mar 12, 2008
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Short, low angle, good practice for placing gear for a new leader. I liked it all right. At the top, though, I didn't have the right gear for an anchor, so it was a bomber stance. Worked out OK.
By Donno
From: Newport Beach
Oct 26, 2009
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

A good beginner lead.

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