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Tan Man Left Arete 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Kevin Worrall and Sean Shannon
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Submitted By: Rich Welker on Jan 30, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Alex on TR.

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Description 

Fun, bouldery start that leads to balancey mantle. Work your way up along the beautiful and exposed arete. Side pull and smear like a hero. At the end you'll come to a committing and (crux) mantle. Trust your feet and clip those sweet bolted anchors.


Please correct me if I'm wrong regarding the grade.
Sorry, i do not know the name or FA.
I'll be happy to edit. Thanks

Location 

2nd bolt line left of Tan Man Corner.

Protection 

8 to 9 bolts, plus 2 bolt hangers. (no raps) Can easily use Rap station of Tan Man Corner


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By SCherry
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 13, 2017

Rich - thanks for adding this one. Its a fun line with great rock and cool position.

The FA was Kevin Worrall and Sean Shannon (as with about 99% of all routes at EP).

Also you might want to add some more specific info on the anchors...is it still a no rap/lower station that requires bringing up your second and walking off the back side? Last time I climbed it that was the case but its been a few years.
By Rich Welker
From: Cardiff, Ca
Feb 14, 2017

Thanks for the info. There are two bolts Without rap rings to the left of TMC anchor. (These bolt/ hang only anchor belongs to this route). But you can easily use the TMC anchor WITH rap rings with a directional for TR. In the pic, i just used the TMC anchor because it was easier to clean.

So, to answer question, you do not need to belay your second up from top.
The rap rings on TMC look relatively new and in very good condition and conveniently smack dab in the middle of the face, left of TMC. :)


Hope that clarifies your question. Thanks for the feed back man.

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