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This route is located in the Middle Gorge Region at Lower Small Wall

Good Tang

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Stratocaster 5.8 R (Trad) *

First Ascent: John Bronaugh, Louis Petry in 1981
Length: 150ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route is located 75 feet right of Stinger, past an ugly dihedral and behind a tree. Climb through a couple of overhangs and belay. Follow a crack to the top of a flake, move over a bulge and into an alcove. Traverse right 50 feet along an unprotected ledge then up a short face to the top.
"R" rated FA Second Pitch: John Bronaugh, Dirk Wiley, 1982
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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krampus said on October 7th, 2013
Not sure if I was on this rout or not, but it was an obtuse dihedral about 250 ft left of good tang and definitely involved climbing behind a tree. But there was no 50 ft traverse, just a nice clean crack all the way to the top out. A few choice trees to set up an anchor. Pretty cool climb though
tpowell said on October 27th, 2014
Not sure if I did this route either. We started on a route that sounds similar to this about 400 hundred feet climbers right of Dicey at Best. It began with a roof at the base, which you can bypass through easy and sandy face climbing, and went through one overhang, which is obvious from the ground, to a belay ledge. One more pitch with an overhanging section took us to an alcove with lots of webbing slung around a boulder. We didn't do a traverse. First two pitches are super chossy and has more sand on it than a Florida beach. I wouldn't recommend it.