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.
Scramble up the bullethead gully right below the Yosemite pinnacle.
Gear to 4 1/2" for the hand cracks and ofwidth.
|Comments on Tantalus Wall
|By Shelton Hatfield|
From: Austin, Texas
Jan 21, 2014
Hope you're ready for an adventure. This climb is incredible. It is rumored to possess the best belay in Squamish and I'm not inclined to disagree. You'll know when you get there. Apparently there's a 5.8? finish breaking left at an overlap near the end of the route, but not knowing this and being topo-less I took the obvious line up a series of antiquated bolts (A0) that are likely from the FA. Tread lightly