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Watchtower standard - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.33/5 Average Rating : 3.33 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

3 pitches, first 2 are the same as the Joker. Starts south of the elevator shaft. P1:follow groove up 60' (5.6) to small ledge with chains. P2: Follow cracks above to roof(5.7), belay at ledge above. P3:follow the chimney(5.8) to the top

Submitted by: admin on 2003-11-04
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Route ID: 43941

8 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: armadaskier175 on 2010-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Cool route

Gear on p1 and p2 is not always obvious. Pull the roof on p2. Rappel the route (one rope ok). Third pitch is the best

Added: 2010-08-30

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Suhbrand on 2010-06-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

fun times with a pack on and in some light rain, seems like it takes forever

Added: 2010-06-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: bozeclimb on 2009-07-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A little extra beta

This is a great route that gets a little more challenging with each pitch. I just wanted to add a few notes to help future parties:
1. At the end of P2, it is tempting to go out to the right and around the overhang (did this the first time), but it is easy and fun to move up between the blocks that guard the second belay.
2. The walk-off is poor. I would recommend trailing a second line (necessary for P1) and rapping from the chains. With two 60-m ropes, you can rap the top two pitches together. Otherwise, leave your second rope on the shelf after P1 and do two single-rope rappels of the top pitches.

Added: 2009-07-17

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: ardilla on 2006-04-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2006-04-03

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: e_a_s on 2004-09-26 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-09-26

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