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Tunnel of Love 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Alan Bartlett and Bob Gaines, Feb 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Feb 14, 2009

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Another count towards 1,000!

Description 

This is the crack system right of Love Bandit. Climb a somewhat unprotected squeeze chimney, then (staying in the right branch of the crack) stem and jam your way to the top. Beware of numerous loose flakes.



Location 

To descend: scramble down to the B for Beers anchor and rappel 50 feet.

Protection 

thin to 5 inches


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By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Mar 4, 2009

It's not a bomb...please;...it's just a regular generic climb......does not deserve the bomb though.....
By Bob Gaines
Mar 4, 2009

OK, one star, the rock is actually very good quality (not grainy) , but there are some loose flakes!
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Oct 27, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Not a bomb and worth doing on a quest towards 1000 routes and your circus is at the base for the neighboring routes anyways. The bottom flakes are definitely creaking making you not wanting to use them for anything but still better than getting in that squeeze like my partner did. Large cam in the back of the squeeze to protect otherwise, small to medium with a kinda killer little top out on big horns which was cool. Walk up and over the summit to the anchors of B for Beers or perhaps down climb if you're into such.

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