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Page Type: Route

Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 44.59060°N / 104.715°W

Object Title: TAD

Route Type: Classic Jams

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: 5.7

Route Quality: 
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Page By: bigwally

Created/Edited: Oct 24, 2001 / Oct 24, 2001

Object ID: 155866

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Take the South Face Approach then turn right,(east) walking across the Ramp and turning the Southeast Corner to the spacious East Ledges. TAD is 2 cracks right of Soler and 1 crack right of El Cracko.

Route Description

This Route was first climbed on July 10, 1956, on aid, by Dave Gallagher and Jack Morehead. It was first free climbed on July 3, 1973 by Dan Burgette and Charles Bare. This route can be more challenging than the rating seems to imply.

Pitch 1. (5.7, ??? ft.). Climb the corner and face until you find a comfortable place to set a hanging belay. Many parties set it at the small slanting ledge, below where the crack begins to narrow. Other climb past that spot and set it just after the next wide section. Wherever you set the belay, this first pitch involves a broad variety of techniques including face holds and stemming, as well as finger, hand, fist and off-width jams.

Pitch 2. (5.7, ???ft.). Continue up the corner on finger, hand and fist jams. There is a flaring section just before you reach the belay.

Finish. Take the 3rd Class Thrash to the Summit.

Essential Gear

Standard rack of Stoppers and Cams. Be sure to take several large pieces.

Miscellaneous Info

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Looking out from the base of Soler/Tad/El Cracko DiabloClimbing up TAD.Don\'t be a TadpoleTAD base of 1st pitchJohn David Sacklin vs TADThe Upper Reaches of TADTAD the "Easiest" Route on Devils Tower
JD Sacklin midway up TADSoler/Tad/El Cracko Diablo-Pick your poison