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Take Five 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dimitri Barton, January 1988
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Submitted By: Donno on Jun 9, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Looking up Take Five.


This climb follows the dominant feature of the wall: a crack that goes up the middle of the wall and continues as two cracks as it goes thru a bulge/roof. An enjoyable route with good pro and fun moves thru the bulge.


Small cams and a #3 to protect the roof. There is a hangerless bolt about 1/4 the way up. Rap anchor at top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nathan Fitzhugh looking for pro in the lower secti...
Nathan Fitzhugh looking for pro in the lower secti...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brett sends Take Five.
Brett sends Take Five.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wailing Sax Wall - West Face
BETA PHOTO: Wailing Sax Wall - West Face

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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 31, 2012

Our friend Meaty picked a good (yet obvious) line here. Route is fun climbing, takes great gear and cool moves over the roof. Nothing hard, tricky or weird about this thing. Just good clean fun! Bolted anchor makes for easy decent but could lead to people camping on it for the day.
By verticalbound
Apr 3, 2013

Great climb and lead good gear couple small pieces.
By Matt N
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 1, 2014

If you're tall enough, you can cinch the bolt stud before committing to that move. Great nut placement next to the stud also once you step up.
By plantmandan
From: Brighton, CO
Oct 18, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route has some nice hand jams and a really fun roof finish. Highly recommended. The bolt partway up has been removed, but there are plenty of gear placements.

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