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Tiger Bomb

5.13b, Trad, 70 ft,  Avg: 4 from 5 votes
FA: JK/Bloom
Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sycamore Canyon > Paradise Forks > The White Wall

Description

Exquisite movement on Perfect Stone. 5 Stars anywhere! Getting to the first bolt proves a battle of its own with a bold clip-point at fifteen feet off the deck; an alpine draw in its extended position is intended for the first bolt. Dance right across insecure smears to reach a triad of large angled edges just below the second bolt. Clip it, then drop back into the no hands rest at the shared holds of Tiger Bomb and The Egg Timer, the last rest before the top. Pull deep onto a series of small crimps to gain a crisp gash hidden just out of sight at the left (the first crux). Clip into the final bolt before being presented with the true grit of the Tiger: crush down on small hands to gain a high in-cut right foot, drive your left hand to your waist, FIGHT GRAVITY to a jug, and achieve the start of the gear section of the climb. Full value eliminate-style bouldering and endurance climbing guide you to the top.

Location

Near the middle of the White Wall, directly left of The Egg Timer, up the blank, yellow and orange striped face with a right trending diagonal crack leading to the summit.

Protection

In this order:
3 draws
#.5, #.4, Red #1 C3
It is highly recommended to pre-clip the three bolts that protect this route.

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David Bloom executes the first 5.13 crux.
[Hide Photo] David Bloom executes the first 5.13 crux.
The one and only rest.
[Hide Photo] The one and only rest.