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Mr Tremendous 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Dave Lenz, Viktor Kramer, Alicia Kramar, 1989
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Submitted By: geoff georges on Oct 16, 2013

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Mr. T pitch one.

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Description 

This route is tremendous.
Some great slab climbing
There is some route finding, trending right past a couple of bolts, traverse more left up a ramp to a corner where you may be lured into a right facing corner with a fixed pin (10d), pass more to the right side staying on the face, make some steep face moves up an arrete to a belay. Or I have also stayed on the right side of the arete using a nice finger crack till you come to more bolts with thin face crux getting to anchor.1st pitch is about 115'

Move the belay diagonally left over sandy bench to next buttress on it's left end. There is a bolt on the slab above marking the route. Some good cracks, and then up and over a wave of granite with hidden holds, There is some confusion here, you can go straight up past a bolt, some chicken heads, a thin crux and 4 bolts up to the anchor, or right on more horizontal crack/flakes, pass another old bolt and end up on the far right end of slab, get back on the slab to pass 2 more bolts up to the anchor.
2nd pitch is about 130'

Location 

The right side toe of lower 8 mile buttress. The Tree route is about 100 feet left.The route begins at the toe of a black slab. You will see a line of bolts above. Mrs. Tremendous goes up and left, this goes more to the right. They share the same start with a fixed pin. Mr. cuts right and has old SMC hangers on button heads.

Protection 

gear to 2",6 bolts.
Bolted anchor at top of 1st pitch
Bolted anchor at top of 2nd pitch
Good to use long slings( even on the bolts) for the wandering back and forth.


Photos of Mr Tremendous Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mr T crux of pitch 2.
Mr T crux of pitch 2.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2 start.  (Geoff G)
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 2 start. (Geoff G)

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By Jessica T
From: seattle, wa
Jun 20, 2014

Don't get lured into new bolts on the first pitch, staying on the right is the way to go! The left is dirty. Clip the button head SMC hangers and go! Bolts could use replacing. Fun route. 2 Pitch is interesting route finding too.
By Jplotz
From: Wenatchee, WA
Apr 7, 2015

I absolutely love old school, thought provoking climbs like this! Mr. T is one of my favorites in the icicle. Linked to up with Middle 8 Mile and Upper 8 Mile and you have a great day out way above the icicle fray.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Apr 8, 2015

glad to have you comment on this John, I don't know why more people don't do this route, maybe they just don't use MP. As you know I am a slab run-out wimp, but this route is comfortable for me.

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