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Allison's Tower 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Gabe Ostriker and Andrew Gram
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 511
Submitted By: GabeO on Nov 17, 2008

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Description 

This tower is short and sweet. The route is on the north side of the tower, towards the right. It follows two short slightly overhanging dihedrals to a ledge. From this ledge, climb up the huge scary looking flake, and continue easily to the top. The two cruxes are in the dihedrals at the beginning, and are finger-size dependent.

Location 

From the camping area, Allison's Tower is clearly visible 1/4 mile due North. To get there, continue north on the road until you are due east of the tower, and then follow the wash up and west about 100 yards.

Protection 

Doubles in small sizes (blue through yellow Alien), plus standard rack up to 2".

For the descent, rap off a three bolt station on the summit.


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Andrew at the base of the route (which is drawn in).
BETA PHOTO: Andrew at the base of the route (which is drawn in...
Allison's Tower as viewed from the campsite.  This is the south side of the tower.
BETA PHOTO: Allison's Tower as viewed from the campsite. This...

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By Andrew Gram
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From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 17, 2008
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

This is the small tower next to Worth the View Spire. It could probably be done on clean aid at around 5.7 C2, but getting onto the ledge at the end of the finger crack would be a tricky thrash.
By GabeO
From: Denver, CO
Nov 17, 2008

The face near the top of the second dihedral is hollow. It may not be necessary to place gear here in this short section, but if you choose to, my experience was: A short fall popped a blue Alien from here, but a pair of Ballnutz held another short fall without budging.
By jakobi
From: moab, utah
Dec 19, 2008

Do we need to start a "definition of a tower" thread?
By Perin Blanchard
Administrator
From: Orem, UT
Dec 19, 2008

Start?
By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 22, 2008
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

It ain't the titan, but it is steep on every side, has one narrow aspect, and is about as tall as it is wide on its widest aspect. The climbing is pretty decent too.