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Direct Southwest - 5.11b

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


The 2nd pitch offers a beautiful straight-in finger crack. Use Durrance approach to the Southwest Shoulder. Pitch 1 (75 ft, 5.7) follows the furthest crack on the right of the buttress. Pitch 2 (5.11b) climb the obvious 90' finger crack above. Most people rap here, but the route continue to the summit.

Submitted by: g on 2006-08-22
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Route ID: 46403

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jackflash on 2010-05-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Really fun. Some thin jams, but mostly good locks.

Added: 2010-07-17

  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lightrack on 2006-07-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

favorite route on the tower. fit my digits perfectly. climbs clean and quickly and is of course highly recomended!

Witnessed by: ranger jacob, lisa, random tourists...
Added: 2006-07-31

Onsight Onsight ascent by: drrock on 2004-10-10 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

first pitch only, 5.7, second trad lead. fun.

Added: 2004-10-10

Onsight Onsight ascent by: chossmonkey on 2004-09-22 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2004-09-22

Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: g on 2004-05-26 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

The second pitch is great! Good gear, at some point I must lead the second pitch myself.

Added: 2004-05-26

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