All Along the Watchtower
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|Type: ||Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.7+ [details]|
|FA: ||(TR) Bob Gaines & Michael Bains, May, 2006. First Lead: Bob Gaines, Liz Murray & Patty Kline, Jan. 2012|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Submitted By: ||Bob Gaines on Jan 29, 2012|
Wendell Smith on AAthe W
Climb the face just right of Rainy Day Women up to an overhang. Climb out the left side of the roof and up a fun face past 4 bolts. Gear anchor (1 to 2 inches)
Use caution with the 'loose tooth' of rock under the overhang. You may not want to position the belayer directly below.
Pro to 2 inches. Gear anchor, class 3 descent.
BETA PHOTO: A. All Along the Watchtower 5.8
B. Rainy Day Women...
|Comments on All Along the Watchtower
|By Russ Walling|
Dec 6, 2012
Nice easy clip up addition to the crag. Once you step up and over the "tooth" feature, it eases considerably. Anchor is some cams in the 1" to 2" range with a long extension and then sling a big block right at the last bolt to slingshot. Not a very elegant solution. There is no bolt anchor at the top.
To descend, go up and over the top and scramble down to climbers left back to the base of the crag.
|By susan peplow|
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 6, 2012
This is a nice addition to the crag giving you a little more bang for your buck for your visit. Making the move onto the decaying tooth is pretty fun stuff. Shallow features, nice stances and good bolt placements make this a fun 5.7-ish lead. Absolutely worth doing if in the area, thanks Bob & Co., nice add.