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Tax Evasion - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 19
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gear, gear anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Climb Tax Man to the first of two big horizontal high up and left of the crack, then veer left on that first horizontal, finishing up Tax Free.

Descent Options:

Scramble across top to climber's right to rap down Tax Man.

Submitted by: baja_java on 2006-12-17
Last Modified: 2007-02-22
Views: 495
Route ID: 82001

1 Ascent Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2014-04-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Tax Evasion

Almost climbed it on the 15th! In mid April IRS wall does not get shade until well past noon. Taxman and Evasion (just a different finish) are well deserved of their praise in Miramontes guide. Great positioning high up on the wall with the belay surrounded by boulders giving you a sense of quiet and peace mid week at least. Outside of the crux for Taxman down low, the only other crux on Tax Evasion is after you traverse out left. The first move up is easy, but maybe the 2nd move is 5.10b (what Miramonte has it at). Kind of an awkward mantel/stem deal. Definitely just one hard move then smooth sailing again. You will need medium gear for that traverse and definitely extend your placements to avoid rope drag. Rock quality on the traverse is a little crunchy.

Added: 2014-04-18