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Tea Bag 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Cory Harelson & Ben Chapman (February 2010)
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Dec 6, 2009

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"Tea Bag" climbs the face between "Fen Gliddich" and "English Breakfast Tea." Ascend the left side of the black pillar and traverse right, under the small roof, under the small roof, to a large pocket on the right side of the pillar. Above the pillar, climb on positive edges and pockets to the shallow right facing corner at the top of the face. Climb the face right of the corner on overhanging edges and pockets to the anchor.


Right wall (east) of the Tea Room, 10 ft. left of "English Breakfast Tea."


9 bolts & 2-ring Fixe anchor.

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By Cory
From: Boise, ID
Dec 6, 2009
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This is a fun sustained climb on the right side of the tea room.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 11, 2009

Tea Bag is steep and sustained. Fun climbing on a range of excellent positive features. The moves are entertaining and thought provoking. The protection is excellent. Feels like a 5.10C
By Pam Neal
Jan 3, 2010

Nice, steep, and thoughtful.
By Rick Hill
From: la crescenta, ca
Dec 12, 2010

if you visit the tea room this is a must.
By Michael Bartosek
From: Los Angeles
Mar 21, 2011
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

this is a great route. Tricky and sustained for sure, just keep moving your feet up - excellent feet! Sustained for the grade and I think a damn fine onsight or redpoint route. Subsequent climbs are still sure to satisfy.
By Maidy
Mar 9, 2012

My favorite climb in the Tea Room. Balancy, technical and fun.
By Jeffrey Lieberman
Nov 28, 2013

Good route. The best one on the East wall. The "Tea Room" is still a little loose..hopefully with traffic it will get better.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Sep 21, 2014

As mentioned in the CAUTION in the introduction the routes are NOT totally free of loose flakes and blocks and a helmet is advised, especially for the belayer or 2nd below. Louie Anderson emphasizes this in his guidebook to the Santa Monica Mountains. John Long has spoken of the poor quality of the rock in the Santa Monica Mountains.

"A good climber never drops rocks on others and does their best to clean potential hazards. This rock exfoliates. What is solid today may come off in your hand in a few years. Rain and heat will work things loose. Most folks establishing routes have cleaned for safety. But be wary all the time."........Spider Savage quote regarding rock in the Los Angeles Basin.
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