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A Nice Place to Come T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
A Turn of the Page S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Air Raid T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Big Orange Country T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Burn S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Can't Touch This T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Circus Circus T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dark Star, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Dumpster Proof S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Elephus Maximus T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
First Dance T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fists of Fury T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Golden Child T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Grace S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Greener Pastures T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hammer Time T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hands of Stone S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Harvest Time T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Heat Vision T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hell or High Water T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Homeland Insecurity T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Hookers and Blow T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
In Sight of Power T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Killer Diller (aka Silver Spurs) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Little Green Men T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Little Steps T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mass Transit T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Message, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
One Slip T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Only on Earth T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Open Boat Whalers T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Open Casket T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Path of the Misfits T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Path of the Mystics T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Psycho Path S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Quick an' Dirty T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ribbon Cracks T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Riff, The T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Rockgasm S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Run with the Horseman T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Schrödinger Equation, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sole Searcher T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Starting Point T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Step Into My Dream T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Step Right Up T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stinger Arete, The S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Stone Hinge S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Sundance T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Superwave T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
T-Rex S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Talon T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Tamper Proof T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Tribal Babysitter T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown L of Wild Pink T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Voodoo That You Do T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Where Lizards Go to Die T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wild Pink T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Wild Pink Direct T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
William "The Frig" Perry T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Wood Spirit T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wrectum Wrecker T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Type: Trad, 98 ft
FA: Rob Robinson, Peter Henley - 1985
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Shared By: Rob Dillon on Dec 31, 2006
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Enter...

When you tire of the routine corners and faces that typefy T-Wall stone, it's time to poke around a bit and pry open the Casket. High Indiana Jones-value on this one.

Rounding the corner left of the falls, a squint into the darkness reveals a gaping, ever-widening chasm, choked with blocks reminiscent of towers on the Colorado Plateau. Surely, you think, this cannot be 5.9. And yet, with unlikely reaches to secret jugs, with wild stemming across the chasm, with locker hand jams under the huge chockstones, the Casket gives it up.

Location

The Casket lies left of the waterfall, just around the corner from Psycho Path, etc. When you turn the corner to confront a dark and gaping maw, you're there.

Belay on the big ledge, or lower off on new rings.

Silver Bullets

Surprisingly, you'll need nothing larger than a 3 camalot, although 2 of these will be required to keep most folks happy on their first ride. Long runners like you mean it. In the summer, consider a spider wand, unless the traffic increases dramatically on what is basically a cult classic.

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yevquest
Southeast,US
yevquest   Southeast,US
A great route, very memorable. Certainly on the list of neglected gems at T-Wall. Place lots of big stuff down low, just so your second can have the fun of hauling it all the way up! In reality, #3 and smaller is all you need. Feb 9, 2009
426
  5.9+
426  
  5.9+
Yer right about the big stuff in retrospect Rob. Protects best with #3 BD's and loooooong runners (ouch!). Can be wet when it looks dry, in which case the middle "crux" presents the nasty issue! Apr 13, 2008
Rob Dillon  
 
Big stuff is nice down low, on the initial bombay, but you're done with it after that. The first time I climbed this thing, no one I knew had ever done it, and I dragged every giant cam I could borrow up it. None of it went in. Jun 4, 2007
426
  5.9+
426  
  5.9+
Not for the novitiate nine leader...

A bit chossy but otherwise excellent. I wrangled in a WC #6 near the crux which was served some peace of mind. Several "kick out" moves saved the day, but this is pretty typical of T-Wall... Mar 12, 2007