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Speaking In Tongues 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Eric Chemello
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Submitted By: Lurker on Apr 29, 2013

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Thin climbing broken up by a small ledge. First crux is a long move before the ledge, second crux is getting to the last bolt after the ledge. Still a little loose but pretty fun climbing.


Lone route on the lower (north?) face of Tower of Babble, you'll pass by it on the way to the upper Shooting Gallery. Bolt hangers are camouflaged grey, and are a little hard to see at first.


8 bolts, 2 bolt anchor. This used to be an r.b. route.

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By Evan Wisheropp
Aug 14, 2016

Call me crazy, but this may be my favorite 5.11 at the Aretes. It would be a good first 5.11 lead because of the two massive rests and close bolts. While heading to the last bolt, you can go left or right, left is slightly harder, but right has a massive loose block that should really get chucked before it kills a belayer.

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