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Tumbling Rainbow Formation
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Army Armstrong T 
Days of Thunder T 
Don't Look A Gift Frog In The Mouth T 
Fisticuffs T 
Rainy Day, Dream Away T 
Run For Your Life T 
Runaway S 
Tales of Brave Ulysses T 
Tic Tic Boom S 
Tonic Boom S 
Tumbling Rainbow T 
Two Stage T 

Tales of Brave Ulysses 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tim Bluhm & Donald Wise, October 1987
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Submitted By: Tony B on Jan 1, 2006

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Description 

This rotue climbs the right-most arete of the upper Rainbow formation's right summit when viewed from the valley trail.

To access this rotue climb Gift Frog (preferably) or maybe Fisticuffs and scramble up to a belay below this arete.

Make some balancy steep moves with poor pro (crux, height dependant) to gain nice finger cracks splitting the arete and then cruise to the top on good nut placements and easier climbing (5.6?). As the rock gets poor up top, stay left and head for the summit belay (gear).

To escape, scramble over to the left summit and rap the anchors above Runaway

Protection 

A standard light rack to 2"


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By C Miller
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Jan 13, 2006

The name is that of another great song from Cream's second album - Disraeli Gears (1967).

Tim Bluhm, one of the first ascentionists, is a member of the Mother Hips - a California-based band.