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Yearling 
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Frank's Tame Years 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Joseph Crotty and Mike Cichon, Winter, 2008
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,726
Submitted By: Joseph Crotty on Jul 6, 2009

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Pressing up to the ledge. Photo by Lukas Hill.

Description 

This has mostly good hands and a move or two of .10a where it pinches down. Join with Frank's Wild Years where it cuts back right (i.e., .11a/b).

Location 

Start 30' left of Frank's Wild Years. Climb the 5.10 hand crack in the right-facing corner and join with Frank's Wild Years.

Protection 

SR with a few extra hand-sized pieces.


Photos of Frank's Tame Years Slideshow Add Photo
Pulling the crux after the rest. <br /> <br />Photo by Lukas Hill.
Pulling the crux after the rest. Photo by Lukas H...
Coming out of the rest. Photo by Lukas Hill.
Coming out of the rest. Photo by Lukas Hill.
A sequence photo from Keith North. <br /> <br />Climbing: Matt Lloyd.
A sequence photo from Keith North. Climbing: Matt...

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By Chris Plesko
From: Westminster, CO
May 1, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This route really has some varied climbing and not *that* many good hand jams. Like most of the Quarry, the rock is flaring and a little odd. Gear is great though. Single rack to #3 with extra purple to gold Camalots sews it up. The only significant detractor is the last bit of climbing above the final crux on pretty crappy rock. A few slings are nice for the traverse section, and you can double up gear on the upper crux to make sure you stay off the ledge.

A fixed purple TCU sits at the "campus" crux. It's been there a while but seems solid. You can back it up if you like.
By Brent Butler
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 25, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Another hidden gem at this off-the-beaten-path crag.