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AC Devil Dog S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bandito T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chicken Ranch Bingo S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flight Simulator S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Go with the Flow T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Granted T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gyro Gearloose T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hole in the Wall T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Journey to Find the Sun S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Men's Crisis Center T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Moss Critique S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Prime Directive S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Rawhide T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Snake Bite T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Squealer T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Table Manners T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Table Manners - Left T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Three Fingered Jack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
To Pin or Not To Be T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Feb 26, 2005
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Please do not place any new bolts or fixed hardware at Table Mountain, and minimize our impact here. Climbing is open, with restrictions: private property. Details

Description

While only using the thin left crack of Table Manners is certainly a bit contrived, it makes for good practice working the difficult fingers and feet of thin cracks.

Also a surmountable lead because if you ever get too scared you can just cheat ritht when placing gear.

Protection

Pro to 1 inch. Can top rope by climbing any of the other nearby routes.

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Levo R
Sunnyvale, CA
Levo R   Sunnyvale, CA
In the spirit of Clint Eastwood, "Every man has gotta know his limitations"... When I did it for 2-3 moves I smeared with my right foot in that grassy seam just to the right and used from tiny edges on the left arete for my left foot. Does this still qualify for the 11A rating?
It's just useful to know what one is capable of. But it was very enjoyable! Easier on the feet than Rawhide.
My gear: 2 ea yellow alien/0.3 BD- #1BD, 1 ea #2 if u want for top. Feb 2, 2017
Vlada Matena
  5.11a
Vlada Matena  
  5.11a
I agree with Johnny Y: at least as good as Rawhide. Dec 20, 2016
Johnny Y
California
 
Johnny Y   California
 
Contrived or not, this is an awesome splitter that deserves more loving. Climbing the crack straight in is super fun, enjoyed this more than rawhide. Mostly #0.5 and #0.75 with some finger sizes near the top. Nov 3, 2013
Alexander Nees
Grand Junction, CO
 
Alexander Nees   Grand Junction, CO
 
Very contrived, but what a beautiful crack! ~1" for nearly the whole length; a very good challenge, and I would say solid at 11a. Certainly harder than Rawhide, and also feels harder than Snake Bite at 11b. Would be 4 stars without the contrived nature of it. Apr 23, 2010