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Technicolor Tango - 5.12c

Average Rating = 3.83/5 Average Rating : 3.83 out of 5
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Rock (Sport)
G
13 bolts
100
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.25/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 2.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.25/5

Description:

Just right of Tangerine Dream. Balancy slab start to blocky overhanging section.

Submitted by: Reaganchung on 2008-07-27
Views: 1239
Route ID: 95021

6 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gregory_huey on 2012-07-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Unexpected RP

didn't expect to bag the RP when starting up today - but Steve's beta on two good rest locations made a very big difference - thanks Steve. I had thought that the RP on this route would have to wait until I got alot more stamina. I think the middle crux - the part that is supposed to be 12c - is more of a technique crux than a brute power or stamina crux. Thus, it seems hard at first and feels easier as one does is more. I would say its definitely not a soft 12c as an onsight grade. Was thinking this was my lucky day until buying groceries on the way home and it turns out Pasadena has made the RETARDED move of banning plastic bags - penalizing those who recycle along with those who don't.

Added: 2012-07-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: sshiflett on 2010-12-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 3rd try

Fantanstic route. Maybe a little soft, as there are MANY rests, and especially before each hard part. The bottom is a little sketchy though.

Also note: the large undercling flake beneath the last bolt is loose. There is no way to avoid using it, but beware it has been glued and is now cracked through the glue. There are no bolts on the flake, but it would be a BIG piece of rock if it were to come off.

Added: 2010-12-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12c
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: bandycoot on 2010-01-18 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun route.

The last hold/holds broke off. The hardest move of the route is now a powerful heelhook past the last bolt reaching to small nearly invisible handholds. I think the route would have been easy for the grade if it weren't for this. Now I feel that it's 12c.

Added: 2010-01-18

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: tjung514 on 2010-01-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Has a little of everything

Slabby thin section down low, power section in center, and crimpy long throw near the top section. Helps a lot if you have a good ape-index. Obviously, I don't.

Added: 2010-01-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lankylebanese on 2008-12-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The middle section is relaxing and fun.

The no-hands rests are nice. Especially if your endurance is questionable.

Added: 2008-12-14

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