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Tales from the Crypt 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a R

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, TR, 2 pitches, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mel Hamel and Tom Stryker, Sep 1979.
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Submitted By: Justin Compton on Jul 27, 2011
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The climb is on the Great Buttress, it's the obvious bolted line on the left. A little runout and pumpy at the top. BE KIND TO THE CACTI!!! Did the upper pitches once with 3 good friends and a couple cold beers in tow. Worth the effort of tricky gear and route finding through questionable rock. I only remember one bolt after the cactus ledge and then making a skecthy belay on the next large ledge. I ended up getting a couple pieces in and clearing a beautiful crack out of vegetation on the final slab to the top. Belay off the fence at the top and answer questions from non-climbers while bringing your partner(s) up.

P1: 5.10a PG. 60 feet, 3 bolts.
P2/3: 5.7? R. 60 feet?, 2 bolts?.


Protection 

Standard rack, 3 bolts, bolted belay.



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By Justin Compton
From: Longmont, CO
Jan 18, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R

Did the upper pitches once with 3 good friends and a couple cold beers in tow. Worth the effort of tricky gear and route finding through questionable rock. I only remember one bolt after the cactus ledge and then making a skecthy belay on the next large ledge. I ended up getting a couple peices in and clearing a beautiful crack out of vegetation on the final slab to the top.

By Chris Duca
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From: Havertown, PA
Dec 28, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13

Good climbing through some positive--but polished--holds. I would suggest a PG-13 rating due to to the proximity to the dying tree. If someone were to peel off the final mantle to Cactus Ledge, there's a good chance you'll be pulling tree limbs out of your arse!!