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Bacon Taco 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Ernesto Ramirez, May 1989
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Jul 1, 2007

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Description 

This is the three bolt line on the left corner of the Southeast face of Gunsmoke Wall. Bacon Taco is a relatively little-known standout in the Pinnacles, a true diamond in the rough. Start below the small roofs, moving up and left to gain the first bolt. The moves here are a bit dicey - have your belayer give you a spot before clipping and watch your head under the roof! The crux comes next, moving up and right to a good stance to clip the second bolt. The second roof is an easy pull, leading to the third bolt which protects the last of the moderate moves. Finish up over easier climbing to the anchors shared with After the Gold Rush. A spicy lead and good, solid climb for the grade.

Location 

Southeast face of Gunsmoke Wall, on the left arete.

Protection 

3 bolts, chain anchors


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Chris Aeria starting the crux of Bacon Taco.
Chris Aeria starting the crux of Bacon Taco.
a little style goes a long way...
a little style goes a long way...
Parker leading.
Parker leading.
Lisa Pritchett leading Bacon Taco
Lisa Pritchett leading Bacon Taco

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By C Miller
Administrator
Jul 2, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Orignally done without any bolts, but I added the anchor years after it was bolted.
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jul 22, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Nice route with a problematic start and a fun roof.
By GDavis
Apr 15, 2013

If this route is 'a diamond in the rough'....