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Trad, 90 ft,
Avg: 3.1 from 42
FA: Forrest Gardner, Rob Robinson, 1985
> Tennessee Wall
> T-Wall East
If you're a southern tradster looking to expand your horizons west of the Mississippi, you'll need to punch the clock on a few of these before you roll to the Valley.
A classic flare, with a special T-Wall touch--it's bottomless-- provides a workout you won't soon forget. Lucky for you, there's hands --tight ones-- in the back. Skip the tape and they'll go in further, but poor technique will cost you in skin. When the flare peters out into a band of choss, move right to the arete and run for the trees, or tough it out up the seam straight up for added value.
The flared, hanging chimney staring you in the face as you walk past Passages, etc.
Green camalots work well in the flare. If your chalk bag extends to your elbow or you remember who Mork was, call 'em '2's.
[Hide Photo] Wedged in the chimney about to place some pro. I probably over protected the chimney because I though I was moving a lot farther than I actually was.
[Hide Photo] Getting into the thick of it right off the deck. You can maintain a hand jam for most of the chimney, but it puts you in awkward positions either feeling like you're stuck or your feet will blow.…
[Hide Photo] I managed to fight through the chimney and am about to pull the roof. I found the holds at the roof to be quite nice, but then again I'm more of a sport climber and crack grades seem 2 full grades…