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Tigers in Lipstick
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Routes in Tigers in Lipstick
|Tigers in Lipstick T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 35 ft|
|FA:||Paul Pianna and Suzanne Jackson|
|Page Views:||739 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Richardson on May 15, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
CLOSED for 2014 Details
Due to floods, this area is unfortunately closed.
DescriptionAlthough this is in Gillett's new guide, he describes this line as better than it looks, my eye was immediately drawn to this short line. Follow a leaning finger crack into a dihedral and up over some grovelly stone. The crack itself is surprisingly clean and the size is consistent (this route could easily be led with a single set of nuts and some runners). The crux of this route lay in the region of the dihedral where the right face is relatively clean and the only good purchase for feet can be found in the crack itself. Belay at the top - for the belay, you may need some larger pieces (but a cordelette slung around a rock of tree should be sufficient).
To descend, wade down the gully on the right through the detrius (boots would be good as the dead material is sufficiently deep that you will sink into it).