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Block Tower/Mr, Mantle 5.12/Climber,Steve Morris, ...

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  • Description 

    Block Tower is located between Poe Buttress and Cynical Pinnacle.

    Getting There 

    Approach from either CP or the Sunshine Wall trail.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 5.3 miles from here

    8 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Block Tower:
    Dance of Chance   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 450'   
    Hurt Dance   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Grade II   
    Queer Bait   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   
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    Featured Route For Block Tower
    Steve" Mad Dog"Morris aproching the crux. <br />From this angle you can see the stances that we were able to bolt from. The second pitch is the prominent,arching crack on the right above the slab.(Ken Trout is standing at the top of pitch two) <br />Photo taken from top of Half Step by Olaf Mitchell

    Mister Mantle 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13  CO : South Platte : ... : Block Tower
    The crux is about 1/3 of the way up the 1st pitch It is well protected and the fall (if you take one) is a relatively gentle pendulum. The climbing is steep and sporting! The moves are elegant with no giveaway sections. There is steep slab climbing to a mantle before each bolt. There is no way to dog any part of this pitch. You have to climb it! There is a large ledge to belay from. Pitch two is a hand/fist crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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