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Del Tongo 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R [details]
FA: Ruckman, Ruckman
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Jul 7, 2005

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Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed MORE INFO >>>


Del Tongo's first pitch climbs up the ramp past the start of Bright Shining Lie until the end of the ramp. It then climbs some weak flakes up and left that don't protect real well. The second pitch climbs up just left of the anchors with an unprotected 5.9 crux. Protection can be gained as you reach the flake. It then follows weaknesses to the left portion of the obvious "Wizard's Chin". From this point it follows Magic Circus' line up the left-facing crack.


1 bolt to the 1st two bolt anchor. 2 bolt anchor that it shares with A Bright Shining Lie. Bring a couple of micro-cams for the flake above the 1st anchor, and bring larger gear for the portion that joins in with Magic Circus' left-facing crack. We used my largest hex, and #2 Camalot's and larger.

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By Gary Olsen
May 11, 2015

This was named by Bret. He had a bicycling hat that said Del Tongo on it.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Oct 10, 2016

First pitch is easy but very rotten rock with little solid pro. Anchor slings are pretty toasted and need replacement.

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