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Racial Tension S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Karl Kiser, Tom Wezwick, Ed Romback, and Chris Kessler
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Sep 17, 2007
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

One of the best moderates at Gilman, this route ascends a blunt, low-angled arete on fine stone. Begin with an easy scramble up somewhat chossy ledges before heading left onto the arete. At midheight the boltline tries to force the route up the right side of the buttress, but the climbing is easiest up the slab on the left.

Location

The left-most of two routes at the First Tunnel Area.

Protection

5 Bolts and 2 bolt anchor (count is off in Jemez Rock).

Photos

FA by Karl Kiser, Tom Wezwick, Ed Romback, and Chris Kessler. There were less than ten routes in Gilman when we put these routes up. The bolting on this route allowed two variations, an easy route to the left and a harder route on the bolt line. Apr 2, 2008