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Tinker's Toy

This route is located in the Upper Gorge Region at Eagle Point Buttress

Cooler Than Kissing


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Quantum Mechanics 5.9 (Mixed) ****

First Ascent: Alex Cudkowicz, Braden Hale
Length: 85ft
Bolts/Gear: 0/ (report bad bolts/anchors)

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25 feet left of Tinker's Toy. A face climb with a bolt about 20 feet up.
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Owner: NFS
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Submitted by: wilkes86
Date: Jan 1st, 2022

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MikeWilkinson said on March 24th, 2019
If you liked Blister in the sun then do this while you're up there. Tricky start on dirty edges for the first half give way to fun plate pulling up high with an awesome position on the wall. Gear can be tricky at times but it's there, thanks for that one bolt!
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MikeWilkinson said on March 24th, 2019
When locating this climb, look for that bolt 20ft up. There's a another bolt that's much lower, only 10ft up, but it's about 25 feet to climbers right. Might be for Tinker's Toy? I almost confused it for this route.
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wilkes86 said on May 19th, 2019
Great route, a slight step up from blister in the sun in difficulty and a definitely step up in commitment and heady-ness. However very similar style, very true if you liked blister in the sun then do this route while you are there. The gear is not as good as blister but it’s adequate.
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wilkes86 said on December 30th, 2021
In my latest trip to this spot on Eagle Point I believe I have previously climbed "cooler than kissing" which is an awesome route. This route is quite good as well. Quantum Mechanics is a thin start on Crimps and edges which leads to lots of plates and jugs. Surprisingly good gear in horizontals the whole way. A very nice face trad lead, well worth doing with Blister in the Sun, Cooler Than Kissing and Tinker's Toy