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Tall Cool One 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mark and Jenny Ryan - 2007
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Submitted By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Jun 24, 2008

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Tall Cool One

Description 

Fun route with good holds, just like the other three at Tectonic. Pull through a big flake followed by a crack to a ledge. Climb your way to some massive KY plates after that to the easily clippable anchors.

Location 

Located on the wall perpendicular and right of Fifth Bolt Faith

Protection 

6 bolts + anchors


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Tall Cool One, behind the pine tree.
Tall Cool One, behind the pine tree.
Tall Cool One, the route above the roof move.
Tall Cool One, the route above the roof move.

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By saxfiend
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From: Decatur, GA
May 16, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Great climb! The name says it all. I'd give it four stars if it weren't for the even better routes here. Very different in character from Plate Tectonics, and much longer (must be at least 80', and 10 or more bolts, not six). The ledge is a nice place to catch your breath before you tackle the fun roof above it.
By Ben C
From: Portland, OR
Nov 27, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

bottom is kinda funky, but the top of the route is great. the starting flake made me think for a minute, and the final moves before the roof felt somewhat committing. Top of the route follows this great column style feature of plates/jugs. the roof pull move is very similar to the Creature Feature move over at Phantasia. not quite as good as plate tectonics, but if your waiting for PT or Gettin Lucky in Kentucky, its a fun route!
By ehp25
From: Fayetteville, AR
Jun 27, 2011

Enjoyable climb! The belayer will definitely understand why this route is called Tall Cool One...natural a/c! Crux is around the 3rd bolt up to the ledge. After that, smooth sailing.
By Samuel Roberts
Apr 8, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great climb. Largest plates in the world! Good for a novice leader
By S. Neoh
Apr 8, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Yeah, nice long route. But I thought some of the thin plates/flakes just before the anchor look suspect. Noticed the thin cracks on some of the flakes? I definitely tippy-toed my way to the anchor on this climb.
By Peter Lundgren
Sep 22, 2012

Very unpleasant 3rd and 4th clips. The top half is fun, but doesn't make up for the bottom half.
By Deejinator
Nov 26, 2013

Easy start, interesting crux, fun top section. 8 bolts plus anchors, not 6.