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5.10a, Trad, 100 ft,  Avg: 3.5 from 63 votes
FA: Rob Robinson, Peter Henley - 1985
Tennessee > Tennessee Wall > T-Wall East


This is one of the coolest routes of the grade at the T-Wall. The guidebook refers to a "scrubbly" start or something like that, but it must've cleaned up some since then.

Find the chalked-up holds just right of the "Margin of Profit" arete and follow them up to a large ledge w/ a tree. From here, jam and stem up a gorgeous left-facing corner. Crux comes near the top.


Just right of Margin of Profit's arete. The guidebook says the route is 110', but you can traverse left at the top to the Margin of Profit rings and make a perfect 30 meter rappel. If you do choose to do those final 10 feet, you can probably walk to the Nutrasweet anchors.


Two #3 camalots may be helpful for some in the crack beneath the crux.

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[Hide Comment] Relatively new anchors on this one, fantastic stuff. Great route and possibly awkward. Nov 27, 2008
Jeff Mekolites
[Hide Comment] Beautiful corner with great moves, especially up high.

A 60 meter rope will get you down from the raps rings at the top of the route. Mar 23, 2009
Soph Binder
[Hide Comment] This is an amazing line. Now I did "come up" with a variation to it! 3/4 up before the crack thins out, as I was pumped out my mind hanging on that good ledge with marginal feet, I placed a nut to my left in the horizontal crack and kept looking at the arĂȘte (Margin of Profit) which was calling my name as a good rest. Now getting there made for a SPICY traverse with absolutely NO FEET.Ah Ah. I finished on Margin's very run out ending. SO much fun - LOONG CLIMB. Yes next time i'd like to try the thin dihedral version. I hear it's good eh eh. Feb 18, 2014
Chad N
Central California
[Hide Comment] ^^^ Thought about that arete, but stayed in the corner and glad I did. Its the best part of the climb. Mar 18, 2015
Stephen Lander
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] Haha Soph I did the exact same thing as you last time I was on this. I'm hopefully going to try the real finish next weekend :D Mar 12, 2018