Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Mark and Jenny Ryan - 2007
Page Views: 4,147 total · 31/month
Shared By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Jun 23, 2008
Admins: saxfiend, Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike

You & This Route

277 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick


Fun route with good holds, just like the other three at Tectonic. Pull through a big flake followed by a crack to a ledge. Climb your way to some massive KY plates after that to the easily clippable anchors.


Located on the wall perpendicular and right of Fifth Bolt Faith


7 bolts + anchors


Decatur, GA
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
Great climb! The name says it all. I'd give it four stars if it weren't for the even better routes here. Very different in character from Plate Tectonics, and much longer (must be at least 80', and 10 or more bolts, not six). The ledge is a nice place to catch your breath before you tackle the fun roof above it. May 16, 2010
Ben C
Portland, OR
Ben C   Portland, OR
bottom is kinda funky, but the top of the route is great. the starting flake made me think for a minute, and the final moves before the roof felt somewhat committing. Top of the route follows this great column style feature of plates/jugs. the roof pull move is very similar to the Creature Feature move over at Phantasia. not quite as good as plate tectonics, but if your waiting for PT or Gettin Lucky in Kentucky, its a fun route! Nov 27, 2010
Fayetteville, AR
ehp25   Fayetteville, AR
Enjoyable climb! The belayer will definitely understand why this route is called Tall Cool One...natural a/c! Crux is around the 3rd bolt up to the ledge. After that, smooth sailing. Jun 27, 2011
Sam Roberts
Columbus, Oh
Sam Roberts   Columbus, Oh
Great climb. Largest plates in the world! Good for a novice leader Apr 8, 2012
S. Neoh
S. Neoh  
Yeah, nice long route. But I thought some of the thin plates/flakes just before the anchor look suspect. Noticed the thin cracks on some of the flakes? I definitely tippy-toed my way to the anchor on this climb. Apr 8, 2012
Peter Lundgren
Boulder, CO
Peter Lundgren   Boulder, CO
Very unpleasant 3rd and 4th clips. The top half is fun, but doesn't make up for the bottom half. Sep 22, 2012
Zach Burton
Bloomington, IN
Zach Burton   Bloomington, IN
This is a great warm-up route, however I think it is a little harder than a 5.9. The crux of the route (bolt 4 I believe) is quite difficult. A lot different from the other routes on Tectonic, but still a great climb. May 7, 2015
Derrick Keene
Derrick Keene   Kentucky
Cool route with good variation. Plates, crack, easy roof. I'd rate the crux at 5.9+. Rest of the route is super easy. Apr 7, 2017