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Routes in Water Wall and Lower Areas

Aussie Avalanche T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Black Streak TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Black and Tan T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Burt Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Comales Tamale T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dirty Corner T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Easy Gully T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gothic Pillar T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Gunky Monkey T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Lean Green Machine T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Open Books T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pure Vida T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Skewed Right Up T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Take the Plunge T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tranquilo T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Yellow Wall T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Sean Wood, Patrick Larkin, Jay Foley
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Shared By: George Perkins on Aug 24, 2009
Admins: Mike Howard, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Comales Tamale is the tallest and probably the most aesthetic line on the Water Wall.

Fun moves in a shallow right facing corner as you step right past one roof, then turn a second roof on good hand jams with many features. The steepness eases for a short section before a steep final headwall with 2 bolts, which can be avoided to the left, keeping the route at 5.8. "5.8-climbing topropers" will be happier with a directional piece protecting this variation.

Location

Middle of the Water Wall, pick out the highest anchor visible, with 2 bolts below it leading through the headwall.

Protection

Nuts and cams to 2" to supplement the 2 bolts.
2-bolt anchor with chains at the top.
Use a 60m rope to toprope.

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Craig Childre
Lubbock, Texas
 
Craig Childre   Lubbock, Texas
 
Everyone should attempt the 5.10 section! The moves are easy on great holds and the top out has monster jugg's avoid being too intimidated. Jun 14, 2010