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Almighty, The S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Black Sunshine S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Calcite Cruiser S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Canned Heat S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Couples Fear Factor S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cry a Little Send a Little S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dead Sea S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Flying Cocksman S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Fred's Route S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Grip It And Rip It S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Ground Effects S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
John's Meat Market (aka: Fred's Line) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Kryptic Curtain S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
La Linea Negra S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Micro Burst S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Millenium Meltdown S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Natural, The S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Rain Day S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Renegade S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Sacrificial Pig S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Short and Stiff S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sidewinder S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Solar Delirium S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Spicy Crispy S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sun Burst S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
TuFa king $:@%*~! S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Tufa Tussle S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tufa Yard Dash S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tufa the Soul S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Tufa-one S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tufasize Me S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Via Ferrari S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Way 'Stead S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Jilian Wereb EFR, 4/5/18
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Shared By: 1Eric Rhicard on Apr 6, 2018
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. Details

Description

This is a great route that I walked by for years as it just didn't look like there was enough climbing to make it worth the effort. What a blast this turned out to be. Start on a popcorn covered slab and angle left to a short section of slightly overhanging tufa climbing that has great holds, movement and flow. The steep face takes you to a corner system that looks like you could do with no hands. Despite easing considerably we didn't feel like we were slogging higher just to make the climb longer. The easiest climb at Tufa City and a great warm up for Couples... Tufa Yard Dash or any of the elevens. My guess is that by next year this will have as much chalk on it as any of the classics.
To be fair about the grade, we did this over the two days we were there. We climbed at Rough Rider all morning then as this side of the canyon got shade we hiked over to stay in the shade and climbed more. Then we set this up with the last two hours of light. We both found ourselves pretty pumped at the end of the steep crux section (could be we were tired from all the other routes we had done) but we had already climbed all day so we thought it is probably 5.10 but it could be a tad harder. If you don't enjoy the movement and holds on this I will be surprised.

Location

Walk past the boulders at the base of Dead Sea, Tufa Tussle and Micro Burst. The route starts to the Left of La Linea Negra on the popcorn covered slab.

Protection

12 Bolts and Anchors

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Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
seems like this one might be longer than 40 ft.?? 12 bolts..? Apr 6, 2018
Aaron Townsley
Scottsdale, Arizona
Aaron Townsley   Scottsdale, Arizona
Thanks for adding another line to a great crag Eric. Looking forward to hoping on this next season. Apr 6, 2018
1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
  5.10
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
  5.10
12 is a guess from my somewhat hazy memory from last evening. This way people will have enough draws that they can leave a couple on the anchor rather than top-roping through the lower offs. Jilian decided to bolt it so you can yard your way through the crux if needed Luke!!! Apr 6, 2018
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
Eric, I was mainly just checking to see if 40 ft. was a typo for route length, which happens all of the time when folks post new routes. Apr 6, 2018
1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
  5.10
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
  5.10
I know, just messing with the admin today. It might be a little longer but when you look at it from the ground it doesn't look like it. Might only need ten draws as I counted the bolts in the photo and I don't think I missed any. Either way it is super safe and a ton of fun. Apr 6, 2018

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