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Zig Zag Rope Drag
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Routes in The Temple of Tao
|Dragon Enters the Corner T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13|
|Drunken Master T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Frog Prince, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Heng Chuan Corner T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|My Turn T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Penguin Arete T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Treacherous T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Vulgar Display of Power T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Your Turn T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Zig Zag Rope Drag T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 230 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||K Duncan and D Humphrey, 2016|
|Page Views:||109 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Ken Duncan on Apr 8, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionUnderclings, kneebars, crack and face, it has a little bit of everything.
P1. 5.10b. Scramble/chimney up to an alcove/ledge - or climb the starting slab of Penguin Arete past two bolts to the alcove, and belay here. Climb up to the roof, and commit to a heady undercling, moving out right, then lieback and kneebar up and around the corner. Move back left under the second roof, and climb the overhanging crack and face to a big belay ledge.
P2. Either finish up Penguin Arete to the bolted anchors or climb a chimney/crack up and right to the top of the cliff.
Descent: rap Penguin Arete with a 70m rope with knots in the ends or from the top of the cliff move right to a tree with slings, then rap 50 feet to a ledge, and move left around a corner to anchors. Then rap 110 feet to the ground.