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West Face of Leaning Tower (V 5.7 C2F) - A2 popular

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  Difficulty 5.7 A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.82/5
  Rock Quality 4.65/5
  Scenery 4.47/5
  Fun Factor 4.71/5

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Leo Houlding freed the upper pitches (5.13) when I was in the Valley this summer (2001). More to be added later. I also might change the rack when I get my climbing journal. Most of the bolts have been replaced in the last few years so the belays and the bolt ladders are bomber.

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2 slabby raps off the back and then a bunch down a gully system to the south. All rap anchors are good.

Submitted by: agrauch on 2008-07-23
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Route ID: 5694

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: sf on 2011-06-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars good moderate wall

One night on ahwahnee


Added: 2011-06-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7 A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Mcarpe17 on 2009-08-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars EPIC!

Awesome intro to big walls. It will let you know if you're cut out for it or not. :)

Added: 2009-09-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7 A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: local_guy on 2009-08-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars ugh

high-90s in the valley, got absolutely baked. this route is a pain to rappel with the down-clipping, don't think of that as your storm strategy because it takes longer.

our stuff sacks were nibbled on on the ahwanee. p5 is longer than the guide says and some fixed gear is missing, although you don't need it. (just longer reaches.)

p6 free moves are very unprotected, but perhaps easier than 5.7.

Added: 2009-08-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7 A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: eazyclimb on 2006-06-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Another Send on The West Face

This was my second trip up WFLT, I was amazed that Ahwahnee Ledge sleep had seven people sleeping on it.

Added: 2008-09-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7 A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JAGWire on 1996-06-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars My first Big-Wall

Having been just a Gunky until now, I was in for culture shock at the sight the Valley. Wow!

Added: 2008-08-21

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