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independence monument - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


standard route, yet another great dessert climb with lots of history, and easy!!! The first pitch is 5.4 protectable by small cams and nuts. second pitch is 5.8 offwidth, a large cam may help you out here, otto's pipe hole will definatly get you through though. It's just one move. Hike through the time tunnel to the 3rd pitch. It's a move to the first pin and after that it's easy, you can't see it till you put your hands on it, but it's all there. The final move on the last pitch is the crux, just a small roof, just use your feet and keep an open mind and it will come to you. Love this climb, if there are friends that i would take up a multi pitch climb, it would be this one. A great first dessert tower.

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Submitted by: tadams on 2007-03-25
Views: 1378
Route ID: 84236

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tadams on 2005-10-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars otto's route

fabulous climb, a must do dessert tower

Added: 2007-03-24