Type: Sport
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 23, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

Table Manners starts on the blank face just right of Brain Cloud Arete and Shadow of a Hangdog. I can almost always find the good in a climb, and while this has some, Table Manners struck me as highly contrived. A bolted face is not really climbed, but the very pro-able crack to the right is climbed. This is followed by a highly contrived finger traverse that steps left, picks up a bolt, and steps back right to the continuation of the trad corner. The roof above is bolted for an apparent direct ascent, but the climbing in fact takes off in a very pro-able crack to the left. This whole route can be done trad following the natural features of the rock. I'm sorry to say that it was not impressive.

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Bring 7 or 8 draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

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Contrived? Yes. Fun? Yes! Found myself working left and then right only to reach the crux. Was leading but got pumped and put on toprope where I tried again: the crux required "shooting" for a left hand jug that led to the completion of the route. I found it fun, because it was scary to lead, but glad that I was toproped for the final big move. Jan 9, 2018