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Humble's Tumble 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Faces E/SE
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Submitted By: Tony B on May 26, 2007

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Topping out on this city jem!

Description 

Perhaps the best looking crack on the wall, from afar. Then you get closer and it gets wider and longer. If you like OffWidth, that's fine, otherwise it starts loosing stars. I happen to be down with it, so it is as good as it looks. Remarkably, the climbing is mostly solid and with the use of some face holds. Not only does it fall short of being a "5.9d" like the book suggests, it may be perhaps even soft at the grade of 5.9 overall.

Location 

This is the best-looking left-facing corner on the wall and can easily be spotted from the road on the way in.

Protection 

A standard rack to 4". Some fist sized cams go back into the crack a way and are quite good to have. Belay and rap as for Sabbatical-carefully watch the ends of your rope unless you have a 70M.


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By Buddy Tangalos
From: Salt Lake City
Jun 25, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this climb. I thought it was 5.10, but I am an amateur in off-width cracks. I just plunged deep into the chasm and felt pretty solid working my way on up. I built an anchor at the top (to reduce rope drag which would have been horrendous if I went straight over the the chains), as well as clipping the rap anchors, to lower off and top-rope another climber up to clean. 70m rope was fine.
By K Baumgartner
Jun 28, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Chimney, crack. Rinse, repeat. This is a PHENOMENAL climb. A solid 5.8 but not any harder for a seasoned crack and chimney climber. Built an anchor to the left at the top. Rapped from the shuts to the right. 70m got us down fine.
By Andrew M Whitmore
Mar 19, 2015

Not actually an off-width. More of a small hands to large hands splitter in a v-slot. Easily done with .75 camalots to #3.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Sep 1, 2017
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Super fun route, and very continuous climbing. I think 5.9 is fair - there are no stopper moves, but no easy moves either.

Climb protects very well - outside of a few sections in the first 40 feet, you could put a cam anywhere you want. I brought a #4 camalotand only found a place for it at the very top and it wasn't even necessary. So gear to a #3 camalot is fine, but you'll probably want extra in the green camalot to #2 size. It was surprisingly mostly tight hands the whole way.


We built an anchor up top (finger size cams - yellow/orange mastercams, grey small camalots) for people to TR and then did some shenanigans to get to the anchor on top of the neighboring route. The anchor is quite low and it was a bit of pain.

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