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Poplar Mechanics 

YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: EFR,JSt,Eric Ruljancich
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on May 19, 2010

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Josie Becker working the upper crux.

Description 

Two tenuous sections divided by a rippled band that runs horizontally across the cliff. Both the upper and lower face have powerful moves on thin holds. Both are blank enough when you look at them to wonder if they are really climbable. Above the second bolt on Right Tissue head
up and right to the horizontal ripples then left along bands to final headwall directly above the start of Right Tissue.

Beavers (the mammals) build dams by cutting trees down to form ponds that they can live in. They live on the bark of Poplar trees. Figured the name was a stretch for most so I thought I would help you out.

Location 

Just left of Last Supper Starts on Right Tissue.

Protection 

Bolts


Photos of Poplar Mechanics Slideshow Add Photo
Beaver Wall right side.  Jim Scott is on Poplar Mechanics.  Starts in the black stain but moves right.  Right Tissue starts on the right edge of the stain but moves left of it at the horizontal bands and finishes in the green rock left of the stain.  The seam to his right is Last Supper.
BETA PHOTO: Beaver Wall right side. Jim Scott is on Poplar Me...
Jim Scott gnawing his way up Poplar Mechanics.
Jim Scott gnawing his way up Poplar Mechanics.
Eric Ruljancich firing the first crux.
Eric Ruljancich firing the first crux.
Josie Becker keeping her belayer on his toes!
Josie Becker keeping her belayer on his toes!

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By 1Eric Rhicard
May 19, 2010

For those who don't know, poplar (the tree) is a mainstay of some Beavers diets.
By Jimbo
May 20, 2010

EFR COOKS UP A DELICIOUS NO CHISEL STEW AT THE BEAVER WALL!

While this reporter has some work to do before this climb goes into the redpointed column, it is refreshing to see hard routes going up without manufactured holds. Especially on a wall with it's share of chiseled holds.

Powerful crimps, technical climbing and two burly cruxes, all on natural holds, will make this one a Beaverwall Classic.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
May 20, 2010

Eric Rhicard wrote:
For those who don't know poplar is a mainstay of some Beavers diets.


How about a route name for those of us who include Beavers in our diets?!?!?
By 1Eric Rhicard
May 20, 2010

There is more open rock to climb there Geir. Get to work.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 14, 2010

Jesse Schults gets the "coveted second ascent." Don't watch it if you want to onsight it.
By Joe Kreidel
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 14, 2010

Go ahead, watch the video, as I'm about to ruin every possible onsight at the Beaver Wall:

Start on the sharp, painful crimps. Pull up and move to the razor blade. Make another move to the crimp that feels like pirahna teeth. Repeat all the way to the anchors.
By Hendrixson
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From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 15, 2010

Nice work Jesse! That looks insane.
By Chelsea Cook
Jun 15, 2010

Woo hoo, Jesse! Way to go!
By jbak
Jun 15, 2010

I'm confused.
By Jimbo
Jun 16, 2010

Should we be surpirised by this, John.
By RyanJames
Jan 24, 2011

Great effort!
By jbak
May 16, 2011

This is a pretty fun route. Not quite as skin and tendon destructive as many Beaver Wall routes, and good movement. It is very nearly the same line as Frank Abell, Bob Murray and I top-roped in the mid-late 80s. The top crux is identical.