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Fish Taco 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: John Mendenhall's half-cyborg son XXXPLRRPRPT 66 and his buddy, Clyde.
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 657
Submitted By: TacoDelRio on Feb 25, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Fish Taco

Description 

This route is pretty rad. The rock quality is superb! It's like climbing at Tahquitz back in the day, as there are some loose rocks, but nothing's gonna kill ya (unless you're stupid).

The route starts up a cool slanting crack on the southwest side of the formation. It traverses left for about 100ft or so best guess to a sort of a ledge above that really neat looking pine tree. It's smart to belay from here so communication isn't tiring. Next pitch goes up these two cool finger cracks to some really good holds and lower-angle terrain. It's a cool ridge scramble from there. Belay is best closest to the hillside, so the second can walk off easy.

This route was a lot of fun. Can't always say that about other San Gabe first whatevers.

Location 

Follow the directions for this crag, taking the southern gully down. The route will be on your right, and will be obvious from the photos.

Protection 

A single rack with some tiny cams is good. Easy pro throughout. Probably just dandy with a 50m rope, but we used a 70 as that was our lightest rope.


Photos of Fish Taco Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the belay ledge. You could take ...
Looking down from the belay ledge. You could take ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Taco starting the second pitch
Taco starting the second pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the start of P2.
Looking down the start of P2.
Rock Climbing Photo: On pitch 2 with cool views.
On pitch 2 with cool views.
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the criminals of montainporjunct shredding ...
One of the criminals of montainporjunct shredding ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Esso purdy.
BETA PHOTO: Esso purdy.

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