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Winking Gargoyle 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, TR, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Tony Calderone, Carrie Roberts & Vince Romney, 2006
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jul 3, 2006

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Route Description 

Climb 15' up patina holds below a winking eye past 2 bolts. Traverse 10' left across white slab to 0.5"-2" cracks. Reach for a patina flake (right eyebrow) and climb up to a 1 bolt/ring. Climb a 20' 5.11 slab past to a 2-bolt/chain station on top.

Protection 

3 bolts, 0.5"-2" cracks, 2 bolted chains.

Descent 

Scramble off the back side or rappel 80' south to ground. Rope may be a little hard to pull.

History 

Tony Calderone, Carrie Roberts & Vince Romney bolted this route in 2006.


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By Brian in SLC
Jul 5, 2006

This formation isn't on the Fenceline Spire/Rock, per se (which is due east of the Taco)? Might be called Sharks Fin (according to the Zone 2 info I have). Cheers!
By Ian Cavanaugh
Aug 25, 2014
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

This is good but not amazing. No way is it 5.12. The traverse takes small finger size piece. The patina is less than solid, had a sizable piece break off.