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Tarantula - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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My friend led it with a few small and mid-size cams and one larger cam (probably a 4).
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Fun, short splitter with a mix of crack techniques and a few face holds thrown in. The crack starts off-width and then in the mid-section it narrows to a good width for hand jams. Crux happens when the crack narrows down to finger jams and then no jams. Top out with a few strong but juggy moves. Location is Spider Wall. Crag is closed - land owned by New Britain Water Department.

Descent Options:

Short walk-off or lower.

Submitted by: perelman on 2011-05-14
Last Modified: 2011-05-16
Views: 1004
Route ID: 108656

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: perelman on 2011-05-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice crack.

Lots of fun. I flailed on the first attempt. Sent it on the third. Nice variety of techniques for such a short route.

Added: 2011-05-14