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Tales of Power 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Ron Kauk
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Submitted By: Brad G on Aug 27, 2008

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Description 

This route is soooo beautiful! The climb starts with an awkward overhanging chimney. After that you get a rest then it moves into beautiful thin hand jams up an overhanging wall. This route shouldn't feel as hard for people with thinner hands. Those with thicker hands may have trouble in the mid-section of the hand crack. I feel like I have normal sized hands and ended up getting about six real tight thumbs up jams in a row. The crack does widen up though so just keep cranken'. The last 15 feet is a tight squeeze chimmney that some people like myself end up liebacking. A classic 5.12 crack!

P.S this climb is featured in the extra scenes of the film "The Sharp End".


Location 

Rappel from the anchors below Separate Reality. The climb begins on a ledge with a tree.


Protection 

.5 to #2
Bring a few extra .75 and 1 sized cams



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Tales of Power. Photo By D Burd
Tales of Power. Photo By D Burd
Tales of Power (5.12) on-sight ascent (1989)
Tales of Power (5.12) on-sight ascent (1989)
so clean and splitter
so clean and splitter
Skip leading Tales of Power, photo: Bob Horan Collection
Skip leading Tales of Power, photo: Bob Horan Coll...
Do you have THE POWER!? <br /> <br />Photo credit: Evan P.
Do you have THE POWER!?

Photo credit: Evan P.
Starting up the splitter section of Tales of Power. Photo by D Burd
Starting up the splitter section of Tales of Power...
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By Alexey
From: San Jose
Mar 5, 2013

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