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Tethys - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.33/5 Average Rating : 3.33 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Chris Savage (1998)
Rock (Sport)
G
2
P1 - 6 bolts, P2 - 4 bolts.
200
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.33/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.67/5
  Fun Factor 3.33/5

Description:

Climb the wide crack that diagonals up and left. At the top of the crack climb the cobble festooned face/arete past 6 bolts. The 2nd pitch climbs the bulge above the belay and moves out left through large knobs and loose looking flakes past 4 bolts. Going straight up the arete from the belay is solid and fun, but lacks protection. There are 3 bolts and chains on the summit.

Descent Options:

It is possible to rappel the route in two rappels with a 60 meter rope, or better option is to climb over the summit to the anchors at the top of "Aqua Negro" and descend via two single rope rappels.

Submitted by: rurprider on 2011-04-18
Last Modified: 2011-10-04
Views: 560
Route ID: 108353

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rurprider on 2011-06-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Deja Vue

We had the Pangea Wall to ourselves. No one else at Texas Canyon. Great conditions, so we climbed the route a couple times and upgraded the hardware. The flies and bugs are really annoying in the afternoon. Fun climb.

Added: 2011-06-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clr288 on 2011-05-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Very fun

Liked this more than the easy multi pitch route on the Chicken side of this rock. Rapped down Aqua Negro

Added: 2011-05-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rurprider on 2011-01-22 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Solitude and Cobbles

A fun climb, Tethys offers interesting climbing on featured rock studded with cobbles, pockets, and the occasional loose flake. Protection is good, but the hardware is needing an upgrade, especially the P1 anchor. Definitely a route to do while at Texas Canyon, especially on warmer days.

Added: 2011-04-12