The Tongue is like Fire
||Trad, 2 pitches, 400'
|Consensus: || YDS: 5.0 French: 2- Ewbanks: 4 UIAA: I ZA: 6 British: MM 1c [details]|
|FA: ||Unknown (FDA: T. Bubb/ J. Antin, 2/2013)|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Season: ||Faces E/SE - Dry and clean|
|Page Views: ||119|
|Submitted By: ||Tony B on Feb 4, 2013|
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This is one of the better routes on the rock, and it is previously undocumented.
Approach as for the other Apostle routes, but continue South along the base past the main face. A huge, left-facing corner separates the 'sub-slab' from the main East Face. Go around this corner and uphill to this second tier of rock and settle at the base just left of the huge corner. Boot up and climb main face on good holds and clean dry stone on this face the summit.
This route finishes on the "true summit" of the rock, Southwest of the previously documented routes.
To descend to the base, walk off to the West and skirt the formation to the South, coming down between this rock and 'Damascus', a small Flatiron to the South of the Apostle.
This route ascends the East-facing "sub-slab" that lies up and around the corner to the SW of the main slab, just up and around a huge, left-facing dihedral, starting a few meters left of that dihedral on clean, solid rock.
A light standard rack. Or solo it.