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YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Larry Schaffer
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Submitted By: t.schwartz on Mar 23, 2013

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Luke Ross nearing the top of Tagua on a perfect Ju...


One of the best 5.10s in the Park, a true overlooked classic. The crux comes early passing a bolt, though it is sustained throughout following a steep finger/hand crack. Many locals "favorite 5.10" in the Spires. On an ecological note Tagua is imitation ivory made from the seeds of the Tagua Palm tree found in the Pacific coasts of the tropical regions between Colombia and Ecuador.


Follow 4/5 gully to the top, pass the Eyetooth, look for a narrow corridor with a chock stone, go underneath the chock stone, look for a bolt about 10 feet up. The route is located on the northeastern aspect of the formation.


Bolts, single rack to a 3, nuts, long slings, bolted anchors

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By Chris Hirsch
From: Rapid City, SD
Jun 16, 2013
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

One 70m rope will barely get you down, use caution. Anchor has only webbing tied to the bolts. Maybe bring some extra webbing or chain to replace.

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