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Polar Sandals 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Tyson Ferryman
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tyson Ferryman on Apr 6, 2014

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Polar Sandals is a new 35 meter climb at Table. Thanks to Kirk for equipping this line.

Start up the thin dihedral, then make cool moves (cruxy) left to the face of the "pillar". Slab it out for a couple bolts to a rest. There is some moderate climbing to a sweet mantle and another rest. Move left, and blast to the top on steep rock. Finish with an easy runout to the anchors. This has good movement, with upper and lower cruxes. I hope this cleans up as nicely as Ugly Stick.



This is on the Winter Warmer Wall, just left of Solar Panel.


A 70 meter rope is required.

16 bolts to 2 bolt anchor with ring and chains to lower or rappel.

Gear can protect the start, before the first clip: a #3 Camalot down low, and either a #1 or 0.75 just higher.

Photos of Polar Sandals Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The crux dihedral.
BETA PHOTO: The crux dihedral.
Rock Climbing Photo: Phillip on Polar Sandals above the thin dihedral. ...
Phillip on Polar Sandals above the thin dihedral. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The anchor and top-out area.
BETA PHOTO: The anchor and top-out area.
Rock Climbing Photo: Polar Sandals.
BETA PHOTO: Polar Sandals.

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By Tombo
From: Boulder
Apr 19, 2014

I thought this climbed way harder than 10b, more like 10c/d onsight. I'd like to go back after some traffic cleans up the lichen. The reach to the horizontal jug at 5'5" was at least 10a. The crux for me was reading the top out of the dihedral. Fun climb.
By GringoD
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 26, 2014

Thanks for the recommendation Mr. Miller. Emma and I enjoyed the climb. The moves in the initial crack felt like 5.10 b/c. I've visited Table Mountain sporadically over twenty years, but I've never topped out. It was nice to climb a long, well-equipped route!

By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
May 21, 2014
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This route is a fun climb, but I think it is harder than 10-. I think it is 10c/d. The starting dihedral is definitely not 10- unless I really missed something. Regardless, I enjoyed the route.
By Todd Ritter
From: Lafayette
Feb 9, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

16 clips plus 2 for anchors; a 70m works great. Didn't feel the need for gear at start. Route climbs better than it looks and was pretty clean as of 2/8/2015.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Sep 11, 2016
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

The rating has changed since I first did the climb. I have now done it three times, but it does not feel any easier. A great pitch, but the start is stout!

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