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|Type: ||Sport, 2 pitches, 150 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.7 [details]|
|Season: ||Fall -- closed for raptor nesting from 1 April to 1 August|
|Submitted By: ||Rich F. on Oct 23, 2011|
BETA PHOTO: Hoot at the start of Tanner Classic.
Pitch 1: The 5.7 crux move is getting off the ground -- up a six foot vertical slab with good holds for hands. After this steep start and clipping the first bolt above, the rest of the 1st pitch is mostly 5.5ish -- fairly low angle, and mostly big holds to the anchors. It's a little run out, but the climbing is easy. There are about 6 bolts to the anchors.
Pitch 2: This is an easy, short pitch, straight up, with mostly slabbly climbing on fairly low angle rock for another 60 feet. There are about 5 bolts to the anchors. It starts out at about 5.6 and gets easier the higher you climb.
Descent: rappel the route in two rappels from the top.
You could easily combine the two pitches into a single long pitch of about 150 feet.
I highly recommend Stewart Green's "Rock Climbing Colorado, 2nd edition" guidebook for a great description of the routes in the Tanner Dome area and throughout Colorado!
On Tanner Dome, this route is the farthest right of the moderates (#6 in the photo). It's about 30 feet right and up the hill from "Amp Right"
If done in two pitches, you just need 6 quickdraws.
Rich rappels Tanner Classic.