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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Practice Wall

Dragon's Tail

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Creeping Elegance 5.11a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jim Taylor in 2008
Length: 45ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This line is located 30 feet left of Dragon's Tail. Surprisingly pumpy for its length.
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Owner: Muir Valley
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3.2 stars (25 votes)
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5.11b (31 votes)

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Submitted by: tazunemono
Date: Jul 11th, 2016


RRO said on July 14th, 2007
i need to move the anchors down on this one and it will be open. rick and crew bolted this at their bolting clinic close to the fire time and they wanted me to send it and name it. im still thinking on the name. its harder than 10d, prob more like 11a/b or so.
Cleveland said on March 25th, 2008
Is this line open yet?
RRO said on March 26th, 2008
rick and crew had bolted it when our shop caught fire. he "gave" it to me to get the fa. i do not mind at all if someone else does it but i would check with rick first. its got some decent moves on it but the anchors need moved down a few feet imo. not sure who put them in but they cause a lot of rope drag. i have not climbed in over a month and prob wont for a little while longer.
Anonymous said on October 28th, 2008
So is this a project still? Because, as it looks it has been sent by Blake.
blakeleathers said on November 6th, 2008
fun pumpy route.
pigsteak said on November 10th, 2008
way better than it looks. perhaps the best route at Practice Wall.
Anonymous said on April 27th, 2009
such a cool line at a super aesthetic site, stuff is still breaking off at the top and the bolts between the first and last are sketchy looking eyebolts but sick none the less.
bcombs said on April 27th, 2009
I've not been on this route, but knowing Jim I'm betting the bolts are glue ins. If that is the case you would likely pull the wall over before those came out.
rdo'c said on May 19th, 2009
"Bolts" 2 - 4 are glue-ins. This is a really great route. Super fun and highly recommended.
pawilkes said on May 24th, 2009
the rock is a bit loose on this route. I broke one foot off, my partner fell before the first bolt when his crimp blew out and he hit me twice in the head with broken foot chips. however, the route is alright, kinda burley.
512OW said on May 25th, 2009
Ok for the area. Not as good as the 10b down the wall. Whoever voted 5 stars needs to wear a leather helmet. Still a little crispy.
fray21 said on March 18th, 2010
I think we need one more bolt to better protect this. At least six stars!!
Chiyram said on September 5th, 2017
Surprisingly fun for how short this is. Bring your crimp game!
Spagel said on November 28th, 2017
Surprisingly tough little route at the wall for practicing!