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Biggest Tower - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A1
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Bring plenty of slings for this one, both for the rappel off the top and in case you need a hasty retreat. (afternoon thunder storms) From the parking lot walk up the trail about three miles. On your right will be a group of sweet towers. Towards the right side of the towers you will see a large split in the whole group. Head towards this split. Once at the base of the split rope up for a short 5.6 climb (40'). You should now be in a ravine. Climb up the ravine and up a grassy slope a little ways. To your left should be a sort of ledge, belay there. Climb up the rock ledge directly above you, 20', and continue up the chimney/crack system to your right (5.8, lots of stickers at the crux, 180') and belay when you reach a excellent rock ledge. From there head straight up the crack to your right, pull a small roof, traverse around a lot on the face above this (5.8, 150'), and set your belay at the base of a shollow crack. Follow the crack up (crux, 5.10) and find the best route up to the top of the tower (5.9, 160'). Bring double ropes for the rappel, our piton should still be there. The last 2 long pitches are phenomenal.

Submitted by: rockinrock on 2005-12-20
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Route ID: 72147

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  Difficulty 5.9 A1
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: wally on 2005-07-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Yep.

Rocknrock's partner sez: Its a good one, August would be prime. Friggin thundersnowstorms keep you on your toes. I recon it was 5.9 A1 through the crux, definitely some memorable exposure above that.

Added: 2008-12-18