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Inner Tube Toes 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  TR, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kevin Brown & Jeff Smith, 1976
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Submitted By: Mike Stearns on Jul 26, 2013

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From a distance the face that is lit and shadowed ...

Description 

TR from the bench just off the road, down the hill from the east face approach trail.

Location 

75 ft down Gibraltar Rd. from main area. South side of the road.

Protection 

Slings for the tree.


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By Mike Stearns
Jul 26, 2013

The tree is mega ant infested making for an unpleasant experience.

Is anyone interested in doing this or any other routes on this face? If so, I would be willing to add some anchor and/or lead bolts. If not, that is fine too.
By Richard Shore
Jul 27, 2013

Nice, Mike. way to keep the SB obscurities alive. Keep seeking them out! Always wondered about this face and route. Supposedly there is a short bouldery 5.10+ crack somewhere on the south/SE face of Gib rock near the road, too.

Please go find your way to the .11d Dave Griffith route above and right of the bolt ladder and report back. Also the .10a R "Dream Weaver" on Cathedral Pk. Never made it to there and always wanted to..
By Matthew Fienup
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From: Ventura, CA
Jul 29, 2013

Thanks so much for posting! The trees make great anchors and seeing as many Gibraltar routes already require long anchor cords, anchor bolts definitely do not seem necessary or appropriate.
By Mike Stearns
Jul 29, 2013

Matthew, that is fine with me. I will just avoid climbing this thing again.

The ants were so bad they ended up infesting my entire anchor and then rope. By infest I mean by the end they were raining down on me and biting me while I was TR soloing. Not very pleasant.

Rich, I have a story about Dream Weaver for you next time I see you. ;)
By Erik Harz
Jul 31, 2013

There are existing anchor bolts on this climb. Only issue is that they are the rusted 1/4 inch hanger less variety. I think Mike is interested in replacing the anchors. Seems like an obscure climb that could see more traffic and maybe clean up a bit w some newer hardwear.

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