This route starts the same as Gift of the Wind Gods, but continue to the top of the tower. From here, the route shoots straight up the Aeolian Wall for 14 pitches. The first moves off the tower is the crux, bolted on lead by Joanne Urioste! The route goes mostly straight up cracks and some face with a few bolts til the last one on pitch 13. Rock is great til last pitch or two of easy climbing.
Submitted by: sonso45 on 2005-05-17
Route ID: 57571
I recommend the route. Definitely only 5.11a, no harder and just one bolted pitch at that. However, the upper pitches get your attention due to moss covered holds. Fairly sustained big route by Red Rock standards, more so than Resolution. Sustained in the 5.9+ realm on quite a bit of suspect rock. After the first three easy pitches on good rock, it is mostly face climbing sprinkled with a few cracks on lessor rock. Climbed with Chris from ID.
Outstanding outing! Approach is same as Resolution Arete, but continue walking up brushy gulley on faint trail til you get to R/west side of Aeolian Tower then go up easy wide cracks to the top of the tower; large ledge puts you at the crux 4th pitch (getting to the 1st bolt is crux). I fell once at start and at 3rd bolt; many bolts follow on steep face. A lot of 9 & 10 cracks lead to top. Awesome line!!