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Tantalus Wall 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a C0

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, Aid, 8 pitches, 600', Grade IV
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a C0 [details]
FA: Peter Croft, Craig Thomson 1982
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Submitted By: Philip Scoles on Oct 31, 2006

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Jon on pitch 6 of the superb piton scarred finger ...

Description 

A distinctive crack line from the base of the Tantalus wall using french ethics. 1st pitch: 11C. Take the left hand crack to the impeccable Yosemite Crack. Classic Ofwidths take you to the top of the 3rd pitch (10A). Easy 4th to Tantalus ledge (5.8). A small finger crack leads to the cedar tree (11B). Use AO bolts Tensioning to the base of the headwall crack system (11A+4pa). Climb two 5.11's to the top of the headwall. Gear to 4 1/2" for the hand cracks and ofwidth.

Location 

Scramble up the bullethead gully right below the Yosemite pinnacle.

Protection 

Gear to 4 1/2" for the hand cracks and ofwidth.
Some bolts.


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