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All Along the Watchtower 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: VS 4c [details]
FA: (TR) Bob Gaines & Michael Bains, May, 2006. First Lead: Bob Gaines, Liz Murray & Patty Kline, Jan. 2012
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Jan 29, 2012
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Description 

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)


Location 

Use caution with the 'loose tooth' of rock under the overhang. You may not want to position the belayer directly below.


Protection 

Pro to 2 inches. Gear anchor, class 3 descent.



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By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Dec 6, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

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 maybe sling a big loose-ish 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
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

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.

By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Jan 5, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

That "tooth" is making me nervous now... As is the block at the top that can be slung for an anchor of sorts. Be aware.

By Gavin Bridgeman
From: Tustin, California
Mar 21, 2014

Good little climb, with a fun layback move!