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Early September Bean Bowers and I had a great season opener in the Black.  We rapped down South Chasm View wall and climbed the classic Astro dog to Tague yer Time.  Wow, what a phenomenal route!!!  We were a little gun shy to do Tague yer Time in it’s entirety. With the cruxy 5.12 enduro corner to start we opted for the more casual 5.10+ semi wide start to Astro Dog.  After about 3 pitches, we traversed a pitch below the “two boulder bivy” and got on Tague Yer Time at the 5.11b corner.  Higher up there are still multiple pitches of 5.11 and three of 5.12.  All protect well (just a bit of spice) and the crux’s are more boulder problems then an enduro fest.  In the end, we definitely got our moneys worth!

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