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Tax Man - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.21/5 Average Rating : 4.21 out of 5
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Pro to 2", bolted rap anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.57/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.71/5
  Fun Factor 4.29/5


Thin vertical crack near the middle of wall. Good pro the whole way.

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Submitted by: baja_java on 2006-12-02
Last Modified: 2007-02-22
Views: 1622
Route ID: 6263

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

5 out of 5 stars Taxman

Almost climbed it on the 15th! In mid April IRS wall does not get shade until well past noon. Taxman is well deserved of its four stars 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. The crux is several meters off the deck but well protected by C4.3's and/or .4s (I placed nothing larger than a .75) I am one to avoid layback moves while leading at all cost and mostly did get this tips crack straight in. There is a .4 pod you need to avoid placing gear in at several meters height as you will need it for your fingers. There might be a layback move or two required to get at a stance, but nothing to ominous. The upper part through the roof is mostly fun hands. We also did the Tax Evasion version which is definitely worth doing. Taxman is right on par with Bird of Fire in terms of style and difficulty.

Added: 2014-04-18

  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: Jnclk on 2013-02-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars n/c

onsight free solo

Added: 2013-02-07

  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bowleggedgoat on 2011-11-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars oh Tax man oh im the .... tax maaaaan!

So good. None of my party could climb it, hung out up there for like 2 hours waiting for someone to just freakin aid it, ended up rapping and cleaning it, oh by the way what's with the bolts at the top? not really necessary i would say. could've forced em to climb it if thos bolts weren there.

Added: 2012-02-07

  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: quiteatingmysteak on 2011-09-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .

came back and lead it during a warm september day!

Added: 2011-09-21

  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: mrsuicide on 2011-04-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Cool

Pain to get to, but a fun climb.

Added: 2011-04-21

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