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Comales Tamale 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Sean Wood, Patrick Larkin, Jay Foley
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Aug 24, 2009

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Description 

Comales Tamale is the tallest and probably the most aesthetic line on the Water Wall.

Fun moves in a shallow right facing corner as you step right past one roof, then turn a second roof on good hand jams with many features. The steepness eases for a short section before a steep final headwall with 2 bolts, which can be avoided to the left, keeping the route at 5.8. "5.8-climbing topropers" will be happier with a directional piece protecting this variation.

Location 

Middle of the Water Wall, pick out the highest anchor visible, with 2 bolts below it leading through the headwall.

Protection 

Nuts and cams to 2" to supplement the 2 bolts.
2-bolt anchor with chains at the top.
Use a 60m rope to toprope.


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By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Jun 14, 2010

Everyone should attempt the 5.10 section! The moves are easy on great holds and the top out has monster jugg's avoid being too intimidated.
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