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The Bishop - 5.11a

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Light in the small sizes, heavy hand-fist, with at least (2) #4 Camalots and (1) #4.5 Camalot
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Driving south east in North Wash toward Hite, this classic tower is on your left. It's about a mile after you enter the GCNRA on the left (North) side of the road. The top of the tower is visible from the road. Hike up the wash about 1/2 mile and look for cairns. Don't go straight up to the tower. Instead hike past the tower in the wash and traverse up and left. The route starts up a 35 ft. 5.8 offwidth section to the base of a classic lightning bolt big hands crack (10+). Belay at the top of the crack at bots. Next, make a tricky face traverse left past one bolt (10+) to a fist crack which quickly opens to #4 Camalot size. At the top of the offwidth section (about 45 ft. of 11a stacking), traverse left 10 ft., step around the arete and climb face and crack to the top(5.9). Find rappel bolts on the opposite side of the tower. Take 2 ropes for the free-hanging rappel.

Submitted by: saltlaketrails on 2003-11-22
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Route ID: 44705