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Annakenna Tower 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C0

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C0 [details]
FA: Andrew Gram, John Glime
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Mar 12, 2007

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Description 

Start at a handcrack in the notch between the tower and the wall behind it. Free climb nice handcracks and slabs to a 4 bolt ladder, and then some spooky free moves on sandy rock to the summit.

Location 

Annakenna Tower is a small detached tower just east of Secret Pillar described in Desert Rock 2. Park at the campsite for Worth the View Spire, but walk up towards the very impressive looking tower(Secret Pillar) on the same side of the road as the campsite. Annakenna Tower is the smaller tower just beyond Secret Pillar.

Protection 

Cams from red alien to 3.5 or 4 camalot. 1 rivet hanger and a few quickdraws.


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Andrew on top after the first ascent.  The upper p...
Andrew on top after the first ascent. The upper p...
Annakenna Tower.  Annakenna is a beach in Easter I...
Annakenna Tower. Annakenna is a beach in Easter I...
Annakenna Tower
BETA PHOTO: Annakenna Tower
Shadow man climbing shadow tower.
Shadow man climbing shadow tower.
Andrew climbing the summit block.
Andrew climbing the summit block.

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By John J. Glime
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 12, 2007

Really fun route! I think it is on the verge of becoming three stars as it starts to clean up, fun climbing leads to the top of another tower. Cool summit.
By Peter Gram
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From: New York, NY
Mar 20, 2007

I climbed this tower on 3/17/07. Good route, but a bit of loose rock to contend with still. The climbing is not bad to do french free instead of aiding at about 5.8 C0.