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Routes in Tantalus Wall

Cerberus T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Midnight Run T,S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Milk Road T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b C0
Milk Run T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b A0
Tantalus Wall T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a C0
Yosemite Pinnacle Left Side T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, Aid, 1000 ft, 9 pitches
FA: Jeremy Frimer, Kelly Franz
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Shared By: Jeremy Frimer on Dec 30, 2010
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Description

After a new first pitch, the route follows the best three pitches of Milk Run before following cracks above and a final dyke finish. The best pitches are the 10b and 10d fingery corners (3 and 4) of Milk Run, with the second one being the crux. The climbing on the crux pitch is exceptionally sustained on excellent finger locks and as much gear as one wants to place. The final real pitch (8) is a memorable walk sideways along a featured dyke.

Location

Tantalus Wall. From the base of the wall, walk right, uphill, for 50m to a wooded platform. A V-crack marks the start.

Descent: walk off via the Bellygood Ledge trail.

Protection

rack fingers to #4 with triples or quadruples in the finger sizes for the blockbuster corner pitch. All but the corner pitches have at least one bolt. All anchors are bolted for rappel.
Most pitches are lots of fun. You'd have to really, really love slab climbing to enjoy the final dike traverse, I'd say. Jul 13, 2015
Matt Hoffmann
Squamish
 
Matt Hoffmann   Squamish
 
P1 - Straightforward to easy aiding
P2 - Odd pitch... Different kind of climbing but enjoyable
P3 - Nice corner crack with great locks and feet
P4 - Long, long, long corner crack. Some rests to be found but definitely need to punch it sometimes.
P5 - OK climbing in a corner to OK climbing on a face to OK climbing in a corner
P6 - Dirty climbing up a ramp, not very nice
P7 - Enjoyable up a chimney to some cracks and face holds. Pretty fun. Maybe hard for 10a given the length and tricky traverse.
P8 - Tricky traverse, not that much fun
P9 - Super easy slab to finish it up

All in all Milk Road has some fun pitches and some not so fun pitches. Worth doing, but it wouldn't be near the top of my list. Jul 1, 2015
Hans
Squamish, BC
 
Hans   Squamish, BC
 
I thought that the route was fantastic. The ramp is lame, but the other new pitches are a lot of fun. 4 stars IMO. Jul 30, 2012
Nick Sullens
Yosemite/ Bishop
 
Nick Sullens   Yosemite/ Bishop
 
The first four pitches are rad, the rest, meh. The dirt ramp pitch is ugly and lame. The dike is good fun Feb 9, 2011