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Dr. Sniff and the Tuna Boaters 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

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Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Jesse James on Mar 13, 2006

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Climb the splitter cracks from the top of Pitch 1 on princely ambitions. The crux comes at about 50 feet just before a ledge at the base of a corner/chimney. This feature can be either climbed directly or liebacked. It is a little bit friskier to lie it back, you can't really reach the crack to place gear. Near the end of the lieback as it starts to get slopey, you may either discover a really cool trick to make the final move easy, or you may go for a good ride.


Just right of pitch 2 on princely ambitions


Gear to 2 inches

Photos of Dr. Sniff and the Tuna Boaters Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Seth cranking the lieback on Tuna Boaters
Seth cranking the lieback on Tuna Boaters
Rock Climbing Photo: the manimal laying it back to the top
the manimal laying it back to the top

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By ldsclimber
From: Santan Valley, AZ
Apr 12, 2010

EXCELLENT ROUTE and Great description of the last section of the climb:)
By Sherri Lewis
From: Sequim, WA
Aug 2, 2010

Did this one on TR for the first time last weekend. Very enjoyable finger crack to start with followed by a fun sequence into the chimney.

Instead of doing the layback, I stayed inside the flare and found it suprisingly secure to chimney, but my partner, who is several inches taller, got spat out pretty quickly so maybe not the best strategy for taller folks.

The gear I used inside the chimney was a .5 at the base of the flare, then a blue alien and medium-size nut. Other combinations of smaller gear are possible in there.
By AhK
Mar 29, 2013

Great stemming and liebacking at the beginning with great locks. Green Alien/red C3 is perfect for the crux and a bomber nut can be had right before starting the lieback at the top. I agree that the description of the last section is spot on. Spicy but safe!

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