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Old Roof Route aka Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Ed Ash, Julie, and Charlie
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001

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Description 

Start on the right face of a slab with a fun roof about 15 feet off the ground. Work up towards the right corner, up and over onto the ledge. Stay on the face, and work the crimp moves (crux). Move straight up; you're finished when you can reach into the large crack on the right side.

Note, over the years, this route has become quite polished in places, but the polish factor is reduced during cooler months of the year.

Protection 

4 (now 6) bolts to a 2 chain anchor.

Originally, this route was led with gear and 1 bolt. Then, another bolt was added, then 2 more. Recently, 2 more bolts were added.


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That's the whole of "Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines" just to the right of the roof in the center. A great route.
That's the whole of "Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines...
4. New River Gorge Homesick Blues, 9+. <br />5. The Virus, 12-. <br />6. Thick Crust, 7. <br />7. Unnamed Face, 10+. <br />8. Big Dihedral, 8. <br />9. Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines, 8. <br />10. Protection from the Virus, 10.
BETA PHOTO: 4. New River Gorge Homesick Blues, 9+.
5. The Viru...
Setting up for the roof.
Setting up for the roof.
Jason on "The Old Roof Route" or #9.
Jason on "The Old Roof Route" or #9.
Josh Campbell stands triumphant above the roof.
Josh Campbell stands triumphant above the roof.
Josh again, this time reaching inside for a finger jam.
Josh again, this time reaching inside for a finger...
Old topo from '92 shows the new bolts.
Old topo from '92 shows the new bolts.
Myke Komarnitsky, tapping the bolts.
Myke Komarnitsky, tapping the bolts.
An Oklahoma climber climbing the route. <br /> <br />(If you want a higher resolution shot, let me know and I can send it to you.)
An Oklahoma climber climbing the route.

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Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines, 5.8.
Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines, 5.8.
Steve T. leading Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines.
Steve T. leading Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines.

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By Anonymous Coward
Jan 6, 2004

Route # 5 in the picture is The Virus 12a*. It actually has 4 bolts (I think) with the hard climbing well protected. Crux is early. -JM
By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Jan 10, 2004

"The Virus" may be the cheeziest 5.12 on the planet.
By John Fields
Jul 1, 2004

Nothing much to say except that this is a fun climb with a nice little roof near the bottom and some fun face climbing at the top. Good combo. The first clip isn't as runout as it looks. It's high but easy to get to. I think the 5.8+ grade is about right by NTM standards.
By Michael J Yarros
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 6, 2004
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a nice route.
By Ryan Bibler
From: MT
May 1, 2006
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

I think 5.8 is a little stiff, I've run into trouble just above the roof move.
By Ian Welch
From: Denver, CO
Oct 5, 2006
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

The holds on this route where really gunked up and slippery. I'm sure it's from all the traffic this route sees. Head over to Windy days or Deck Chairs for some better routes.
By jparvis
Apr 23, 2007

I think Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines is much easier if you're taller and/or have a long reach. I climbed this on top-rope. Compared to my wife (5'6" but often smoother than me on the rock), I (6'2") had a much easier time reaching up and pulling through the meager sections. If you're tall, this may feel a bit easier than the 5.8+ suggested. I write this for beginners like myself --- this is a fun route and well worth your attention; nice, varied moves. (Of course I can't speak to leading it... I haven't [can't yet]).
By Jimn Seiler
From: North Platte, NE
Aug 19, 2007

Mid way up on this route the holds are like soap dishes in the shower. Insane how slick it was, I could see this being a good route but until myself or someone else gets a brush and gets that chalk off the holds I would only give this route one star. There was so much chalk my shoes were slipping off holds.
By Bryan Wilson
From: Littleton, CO
Oct 20, 2007

"You're finished when you can reach into the large crack on the right side"

Ss this the general consensus on the route? The very top (to the bolts) isn't part of this one as a 5.8+?
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Jan 5, 2008
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I had this incorrectly named as "Old Unnamed Roof Route" in the Old R&I topo. FIRST ASCENT, 1990: ED ASH, CHARLIE, AND JULIE. I'll get Julie's last name in ASAP. Charlie, are you out there?

Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines was originally done on natural gear. Ed, Julie, and Charlie also put up Brain Cloud, another one of Table's better routes.

To me, the moves are not much easier than Hair City or West Buttress and I love slippery! For those not familiar, both Eldo routes were rated 5.8 in High Over Boulder and are now rated solid 5.9. Leading Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines in the style of the first ascent feels a lot harder than 5.8 too!
By J. Fox
From: Black Hawk, CO
Oct 17, 2008

This was the first route I ever climbed on rock. October 2006 I did it on TR. This past week, 10/15/08 I came back to try it again on lead. It was my sixth route of the day and I couldn't get past the face moves beyond the roof. The route is slicker than snot on ice and I took my first leaders fall right before the last bolt. I'm glad to know this is an .8+/.9- route. I felt kinda lame falling on it but I'd climbed an .8, .7+ and a .10a just before this. Oh well, next time I'll try and lead it first!
By colin tuck
From: Fairbanks
Dec 28, 2008

I am not sure about the above mentioned possibility of a PG13 rating. Did this climb today, and if my memory serves, there were bolts about every four feet and the first clip was not hard. I thought it was one of the more overprotected routes I've done. Pretty stiff for an 8, but too soft for a 9.
By mikejohnson1
From: Essex Junction, VT
Feb 8, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Excellent route for the grade. Thought it was stout for 5.8.
By HansF
From: Jackson, WY
May 25, 2009

Bolt 3 is spinning pretty heavily. Until someone tightens it, I'd be cautious of placing too much weight on it. Other than that great route! Lots of fun and variety.
By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
May 4, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun little route. Greasy though.
By Gilamouse
From: Barrre, VT
Aug 23, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

5.8+ only because of how freaking slimy this thing is....
By William Thiry
From: Lakewood, CO
Sep 23, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

This may have been 5.8 when the holds weren't greasy. Good climb, but it's closer to 5.9 now.
By Andrew Locke
From: Louisville, CO
Jun 3, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I'm sure this route was great when it wasn't so greasy. The moves are interesting, and the roof is fun. That said, having done several 10s in Boulder Cnyon, this thing feels much harder than 5.8, and the greasy holds made it a less than stellar climb.