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Crown of Thorns 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Dec 7, 2007

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Making my way through the "Thorns"

Description 

This interesting moderate lies on the south face of the Black Tower and is easier than it looks. On the left side of the south face you will notice a striking arete, capped with a sizeable roof. From the base of the climb it is apparent how this one got its name. Start on the arete, moving up and slightly to the right until you get to the roof. Move into great exposure, up and left, using the “thorns” through a crux sequence that is a lot of fun and requires some interesting technique. Above the “thorns,” a few slab moves gain the anchor. Rappel to descend.

Location 

South face of the Black Tower.

Protection 

4 bolts, bolted anchor


Photos of Crown of Thorns Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Partin having some fun on Crown of Thorns.
Jason Partin having some fun on Crown of Thorns.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sweet exposure at the crux.
Sweet exposure at the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Renee almost to the chains
Renee almost to the chains

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