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Tan Man Corner 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: SCherry on Dec 9, 2012

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Climbs the obvious major corner system in the center of the Tan Man Tower on excellent stone, with classic stemming and laybacking. This is one of the best 5.10's I have done in the area!

Begins at the base of the corner and shares the first 4 bolts with "Bush Doctor". When "Bush Doctor" heads right out of the corner continue straight up to a stance below a section of splitter fingers in the corner. Layback this section (Crux) to the corners end, then make an obvious traverse left (pumpy) along a flat shelf to anchors at a stance on the left side of the top of the wall.

Currently there are no rap rings at this anchor but someone conveniently left carabiners to lower from. Alternately you could bring your second up and rap off the hangers if the biners happen to be missing.


Starts at the base of the obvious large corner in the center of Tan Man Tower. Shares the first 4 bolts with the route "Bush Doctor"


8 bolts to a double-bolt anchor

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By Quan
Oct 20, 2015

Awkward climbing up to the first bolt leads to fun, varying, moves up top. Everything from traversing, to liebacks, to stemming, the route has all the makings of a quality single pitch route. Good warm up, or one you should at least bag on the way out.

The first time I did this climb was last February on an 80˚ day. The rock, being directly in the sun, ended up turning our fingertips black and little fun was had on any of the climbs we did that day. After climbing it in ~60˚ weather yesterday during an evening session, I can safely say it was the heat that skewed my enjoyment.
By Kemper Brightman
From: Tucson
Oct 20, 2015

You can really sew this crack up with about 8 pieces... and by pieces i mean quickdraws... ;)

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