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Routes in The Taj Mahal
|Air to the Thrown T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Crumbling Reality T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Honey Over Hotcakes S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Meat Pipe T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|North Headwall Direct? T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Pressed Ham T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Taj Mixed Climb T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Too Young to Fly T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 130 ft|
|FA:||John Langston/Amber Schaffer? George Bracksieck, 1978?|
|Page Views:||1,509 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||Orphaned on Jun 30, 2005|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe amazing striking OW/Chimey line splitting the southeast face.
It starts as stacks, goes to squeeze chimney and gets into full stems with a fist crack. I had only a #6 Friend and smaller and was able to only get 4 pieces of pro in 180 feet. The cruxes were protected but a fall in most places would have meant decking. Gold Big Bros may help.
To descend, walk right (exposed) until you are below the sickest OW fist crack you've ever seen (Crumbling Reality) and look right. There is an anchor with one new bolt and one old bolt. Use a single rope rap down the slab and scramble down the chimney. Walk back to your pack around the back side, this takes a while, follow the path of least resistance.
I recently added a 2 bolt anchor to the top of Meatpipe. You can just barely get back to the ground with a single 70m rope now. You can't do this with a 60.