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Takin' it Easy, Takin' it Slow 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Josh Pollock and Jake Waples, November 2015
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 482
Submitted By: Josh on Nov 9, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: A (fisheye) view of the lower half of the route. ...

Description 

This is the bolted face on the upper section of the Fourth Triangle. Two variations exist for the start:

Takin' it Easy (5.7/5.7+?)-- goes straight up the steep face for 25 feet, then gradually works left on juggy terrain to the anchors. The crux is between bolts 1 and 2- thin moves.

Takin' it Slow (5.6)-- follows the shallow dihedral to the left for 25 feet, then breaks right up the face to join Takin' it Easy at the juggy terrain. A thoughtful step out of the dihedral onto the face will get you past the short crux.

Location 

This is on the NE face of the upper section of the Fourth Triangle. To access it, rap from the anchors on the summit or scramble in from the woods to the west. Belayers can anchor off a small tree on the top of the lower section.

Protection 

Takin' it Easy (5.7/5.7+?)-- 7 bolts + 2-bolt anchor.
Takin' it Slow (5.6)-- 6 bolts + 2-bolt anchor.


Photos of Takin' it Easy, Takin' it Slow Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Tier overview (updated- 2015).
BETA PHOTO: Upper Tier overview (updated- 2015).
Rock Climbing Photo: The anchor bolts.
BETA PHOTO: The anchor bolts.
Rock Climbing Photo: A picture just to show the large amount of lichen ...
BETA PHOTO: A picture just to show the large amount of lichen ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jake Waples starts the Takin' it Slow variation.
Jake Waples starts the Takin' it Slow variation.
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh Pollock on the Takin' it Easy variation.
Josh Pollock on the Takin' it Easy variation.
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh Pollock on the Takin' it Easy variation.
Josh Pollock on the Takin' it Easy variation.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Nov 23, 2015
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This route is fun, but like other routes in the area, it needs to be scrubbed down with a brush to clean up the holds.

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