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Capital Assets (aka Mantis aka Never on Sunday)

5.8, Trad, 100 ft,  Avg: 2.1 from 23 votes
FA: Rob Robinson, Jared Chastain - 2001
Tennessee > Tennessee Wall > T-Wall East

Description

Start: Center face of Lost Blossom buttress.

Diagonal over a small overhang, climb horizontals to a stance 30' off the ground. Work past a small roof (crux) and continue up the slabby face above, following thin cracks. Trend right and finish on the headwall above.

Variation: 5.8
Step right from the crux and climb a right-facing flake with knobby holds. Merge into the headwall above.

  • *Note, it is possible to pull the small roof and then trend right across a small alcove to do the original and the variation all at once, albeit with a little rope drag.

Location

Starts about 15' right of Take No Mess.

Protection

Standard rack; anchors up top

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Capital Assets, 5.8. On TR after Sam Golden's lead.
[Hide Photo] Capital Assets, 5.8. On TR after Sam Golden's lead.
Not the greatest photo, but it depicts the nature of at least the first half of the route. Bring Tri-cams
[Hide Photo] Not the greatest photo, but it depicts the nature of at least the first half of the route. Bring Tri-cams
Amazing view looking climber's left from the top of the route. Note: this photo was edited but only to remove the glare that was in the original. this is what it looked like through my eyes.
[Hide Photo] Amazing view looking climber's left from the top of the route. Note: this photo was edited but only to remove the glare that was in the original. this is what it looked like through my eyes.

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BirminghamBen
Birmingham, AL
  5.8
[Hide Comment] I'm gonna call this one of the best 8s at The TWall....yeah, I said it. Great stuff to be climbed way left and way right of the most popular areas...in all grades/styles...and there's rarely anyone in the way. Shhh. Apr 6, 2011
[Hide Comment] Dean Halfacre and I were the 'Never On Sunday' team, I think in 1990-something... the old guidebook will have to come out of deep storage to figure this out more exactly. Anybody heard from Dean lately? Anyhow I like the name Mantis best of all, it's a good one for stalking up a long series of mantles. And Capital Assets?...let's leave the money out of this. Dec 28, 2011
[Hide Comment] OK, exhumed the old guidebook. Dean and I did this in February 1997. Avoiding the weekend crowds, hence the name. One star. Oct 29, 2014
Sam Golden
melbourne, FL
 
[Hide Comment] Fun Route no idea this was even here... Nov 30, 2014