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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, 115 ft
FA: K. Duncan and D. Humphrey, 2016
Page Views: 161 total, 8/month
Shared By: Ken Duncan on Apr 8, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is 5.11b or 5.9+ depending on which variation you use to start the climb. It has fun arete climbing on crisp, positive edges with the option of a difficult mantel start. Both variations would be four stars if it weren't for the easier section in the middle.

Gentoo variation (right start), 5.9+: climb the easy slab right of the start of Drunken Master past two bolts. Step left to the slab/arete, and ascend it past two more bolts. Climb the easy corner until you can step right onto the face at a bolt, and follow the face and arete to a two bolt anchor.

Emperor variation (left start), 5.11b: follow a left-angling crack to a bolted overhang, do a difficult mantel, then follow Penguin Arete to the anchors.

Descent: rap with a 70m rope which barely reaches. Knot the ends!

Location

This is left of Drunken Master in the center of the cliff.

Protection

Seven bolts and cams to 2.5 inches. Some long slings help minimize rope drag.

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