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Baby Talk 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Fisher, Gitlin
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Oct 10, 2004

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From the base of Talk Buttress, turn west. Baby talk climbs the left-most of the 2 left-facing right-trending cracks. It has it's moments, but digresses to a romp up bad rock, near the top. The 2nd pitch or 2nd half is a ridge scramble to the south to attain the down-climb at the notch. More of a means to a view than a route in it's own right.


Medium to small gear protects the 1st pitch, and the traverse protects with medium to small also.

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By Lee Gitlin
Oct 15, 2004

This is what happens when someone gets a wild hair and wonders, "Ya think that dirty crack will take pro?" The hardest moves (and this is a relative term) are all within 10 feet of the ground. The route may be short, but at least you have a ton of loose rock at the top. The second pitch is a ridge scramble with consequences, so we chose to use pro for safety.

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