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T-Rect 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Tom Kohlmann and Matt Quinn
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tom Woods on Sep 1, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: T-Rect on the left, Triceratops on the right.

Description 

See the photo of Triceratops (which is just to the right of this route), where T-Rect can be seen on the left-hand side of the photo.

T-Rect first runs left and then enters a small runnel (seen at the top left of the above-referenced photo) that veers upwards and right. Stay in the runnel and climb right and upward (crux) for a climb that is probably rated around 5.7 or 5.8. Step left and upwards out of the runnel to avoid the crux for a climb that is probably rated around 5.6 or 5.7. There is a long run-out between the 2nd and 3rd bolts with potential for a groundfall. This section of the climb is fairly easy (5.6 or 5.7), however, and may be protectable using small cams. T-Rect has its own anchors (two bolts with hangers and twist-links), which are separated from those of Triceratops by about 35 horizontal feet.

Like Triceratops, T-Rect is about 80 feet in length and has about 5 bolts."

Location 

This is left of Triceratops.

Protection 

4 bolts & 2 bolt anchor. A small rack of trad gear may find use in a horizontal crack located about mid-way between the 2nd and 3rd bolts (small C4s or C3s?).

Eds. #0.75 and #1 Camalot fit this slot.


Photos of T-Rect Slideshow Add Photo
T-Rect runs up and along the slight right- and upward-running runnel or dip in the wall to the left of the climber in this photo, who is at the crux on Triceratops (which is just to the right of T-Rect).
BETA PHOTO: T-Rect runs up and along the slight right- and upw...
Ann Lee gracefully ascending her 2nd rock climb ever.
Ann Lee gracefully ascending her 2nd rock climb ev...
Becki TRing under T-Rect.
Becki TRing under T-Rect.
Bruce Lee, former marine, on his 2nd rock climb ever.
Bruce Lee, former marine, on his 2nd rock climb ev...
Karen also TRing under T-Rect.
Karen also TRing under T-Rect.
At the crux of T-Rect.
At the crux of T-Rect.

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By Shane Zumpf
From: Laramie, WY
Jun 29, 2009

There are actually only 4 bolts on the route and the horizontal crack is fairly shallow, but a #0.75 Camalot would go nicely in it.
By KateC
Jul 13, 2009

This climb is very well protected with a green Camalot in the horizontal crack. Even without it, the moves are solid and easy. No need for an R rating here.
By Croy T
From: Longmont, Co
Aug 25, 2009

5.7+ 4 bolts to its own anchor with rap links. #0.75 or #1 Camalot will work nicely in the horizontal crack between the 2nd & 3rd bolts.
By Erik in NC
From: Greensboro, NC
Oct 4, 2009

I felt this was a lot of 5.5 friction climbing with a short 5.7 crux. Bolts were well spaced. I didn't feel the distance between bolts 2 and 3 was unreasonable as the climbing was easy, but if you fell you probably would hit the ground.
By Russ Keane
Oct 3, 2014

Fun, testy, little crux!