Type: Sport, 65 ft (20 m)
FA: Herb Crimp, Jake Palmer, Ed Oak, Melissa Crimp, Andy Fontaine
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Shared By: herb crimp on Dec 8, 2022
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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The importance of varnished rock will be abundantly clear on this one! Begin on the deep sand of Tap Root. Reaching out left on sandy features to clip the first bolt of Tap Root may feel like the crux. Continue straight up on better rock to the first of four glue-ins. A mantel past the first glue-in provides the crux. Easier climbing on good edges leads to the top. The route ends at glue-in anchors placed by another party (presumably to top rope the right facing corner immediately to the right).

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The Importance of Being Varnished is located on right side of the School Room Slabs. Begin on Tap Root. After clipping the first bolt of Tap Root, continue straight up clipping four glue-ins along the way.

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5 bolts plus two bolt anchor

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