Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Glenn Ritter
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Nov 28, 2006 with updates from Evan Schiewe
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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The first route done on the wall and still a classic. Tieranny is heavily chalked and begins just left of center on the wall. It follows a line of fixed draws out the roof that is just left of a bolted seam (The Probe) that also extends out the roof. Ends at chains hanging down from a break below the lip.

Climb the difficult face up to a good stance at rings below the roof. This is a sandbag at 5.10 and a difficult warmup. Continue out the roof on the fixed draws to a definite crux involving a left foot heel hook and a couple hard pulls on smaller holds to yet another jug.


A dozen draws or so. Fixed draws under the roof. PG13 rated without a stick clip.


Rumor has it that this has been climbed on gear, by Pascal Robert about 10 years ago? Dec 31, 2006
Could well be, RD. Seems like most of Obed could be tradded for the motivated.

As of last fall the mank was replaced and this was sporting some red runners and newer biners.

Good description, the "10" slab is very technical...

Ultra....classic... Feb 28, 2007
Pascal and Kris Klein showed up and climbed it on natural gear. I think just to stick it to Glenn and the crew. The pro would clearly be solid. I don't remember the year. Chris Chestnut considered soloing it at one time many years ago as did KB. I didn't ever hear of them pulling it off though.

I climbed the route about 100 times and considered trying to solo it, got a wild hair one day and climbed up to the roofs, chickened out and climbed down. Thank god I did. I think I would have just freaked out at the crux. Oh how I miss Obed. Great memories there.

Matt Nasty and crew used take like 60 footers off the chains. They'd climbed over the lip pull up a bunch of slack and whip to about 30 feet off the ground. The good ol' days. Jan 13, 2008
Glenn Ritter
Sandy, UT
Glenn Ritter   Sandy, UT
When I die you can cremate me, stick me in my old REI chalkbag, and dust me onto those glorious roof holds of Tieranny. I'll never be so lucky again as to get the FA on such an amazing piece of rock.

P.S. -
If there is any left over dust the rest of me on Whatsherface! Sep 20, 2011
Red River Gorge
JohnWesely   Red River Gorge
Amazing route. Every move on this thing is classic. Mar 13, 2012
The gate on the third permadraw has lost it "spring-loadedness". Be careful. 7/30/13. Jul 30, 2013