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Leaning Tower Direct - 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 PG13
  Exposure 3.75/5
  Rock Quality 4.75/5
  Scenery 4.75/5
  Fun Factor 4.75/5

Description:

Climbs the prominent dihedral on the leaning tower in one or two pitches. First part is a steep, kinda run-out, polished face climb - use cracks and holds on right wall for help (can avoid by going left and up on unprotected 5.7 face). Chimney at top with no chimney moves - just big holds. F.A. Ken Rose, Kenny Stern (1974)

Submitted by: superdiamonddave on 2004-06-02
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Route ID: 19430

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
Second Second ascent by: whui1025 on 2010-03-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Seconded Kevin both pitches

60m rope rap barely to the tree and scamble down 10 ft to the base. Better take 70m rope or two ropes to rap.

Added: 2010-03-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Cheales on 2009-04-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice view

One or two dicy moves gets you to easy climbing the rest of the way up, top out has one awsome view of the narrows.

Added: 2009-04-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: CT_STUDIO on 2009-03-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars good fun for all

I honestly thought the approach for LTD was the crux of the climb! trying to haul a bag full of gear, rope, and my A$$ up an overgrown bulge with a 30ft drop off to your right was a lil unsettling. Other than that... LTD is a fun climb with a lot of variation! Face slabs, layback crack, bucket pullin, and offwidth fun at the end... this climb was a good exposure climb.

Added: 2009-03-23

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pendereki on 2008-12-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Wheee!

Took a big roll down this one!

Added: 2008-12-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cchildre on 2007-10-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First 5.9

My first 5.9 and it goes onsite.

Added: 2007-10-23

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