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Water Wall and Lower Areas
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aussie Avalanche T 
Black and Tan T 
Black Streak TR 
Burt Crack T 
Comales Tamale T 
Dirty Corner T 
Easy Gully T 
Gothic Pillar T 
Gunky Monkey T 
Lean Green Machine T 
Open Books T 
Pure Vida T,S 
Skewed Right Up T 
Take the Plunge T 
Tranquilo T,S 
Unknown S 
Yellow Wall T 

Take the Plunge 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jay Foley, Donna Longo and friends?
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Aug 24, 2009

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Description 

Take the Plunge is a nice direct way up to the next anchor left of Comales Tamale. Jay's book shows 4 different routes reaching this anchor, this is the leftmost of these options. It's presumably named for the springtime starting conditions... in the creek.

Start just left of the black streak, boulder through a steep bulge off the ground (crux). Enter a shallow right-facing corner with two cracks. These cracks turn into seams as the difficulty eases.

Location 

Take the Plunge is the leftmost line leading to the 2-bolt anchor left of Comales Tamale on the Water Wall; it goes up just left of the Black Streak.

Protection 

Nuts and cams to 2".
2-bolt anchor with chains at the top.


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