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The Tower - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.33/5 Average Rating : 3.33 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (6)
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Bolts, piton, rivet, small to medium gear. Blue and Pink Tricam especially helpful.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

Start on the south side. Climb steep face with no pro for 25'. If you fall there's a cat claw bush waiting to cushion you. Gain crack system. Climb to bolted belay on sloping ledge. Climb loose arete past three bolts to horn and piton. Step down and right into gully. Rap from two bolts off the south side (165').This is a great climb to do after the Hand!

Submitted by: climblouisiana on 2003-01-07
Views: 800
Route ID: 21827

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating R
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: sed on 2010-12-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars a fresh look

I finally went out to do this line and discovered that both belays and the three bolts on P2 have been replaced. It's still plenty run out but maybe went from an X to an R. You can do two raps with a 70 meter down the route and get down now.

Added: 2010-12-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ldsclimber on 2002-01-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars gotta love run outs on bad pro

All i can remember is WOW!!! IT WOULD SUCK TO FALL!!! LOL

Added: 2009-01-03

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stamplis on 2008-02-18 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars _

Can't say I'd recommend this one. It gets 2 stars for the summit views only. The 1st pitch is actually not too bad with some fun bouldery moves. The 2nd pitch I found to be pretty terrifying - especially since I traversed too high. Some baaaad rock with baaaad pro.

Added: 2008-04-07

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: chimneysweep on 2005-10-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2005-10-01

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: joshklingbeil on 2004-03-09 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Fun climb!

Added: 2004-03-09

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