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Eagle Rock 

C2

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus: C2 [details]
FA: John Glime, Matt Cifrese: Cinco de Mayo, 07
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,259
Submitted By: John J. Glime on May 6, 2007

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Description 

This tower is too beautiful to be named such a boring name, however, near the base of the route is inscribed the words, "This is Eagle Rock." How can I argue with that?

On the south side of the formation, follow the bolt line. This route consists of about 20 bolts that connect 2-3 short sections of C1 and C2 climbing.

The route follows cracks until about halfway, then C0 bolts up under the roof, around to the right, and up the final headwall.

This is the kind of tower that makes even non-climbers want to climb it.

Beautiful tower in a beautiful setting, however, from the summit I was able to see semi-trucks passing by on I-70.

Location 

Drive on the 4WD road past Swasey's Cabin. You will descend into a canyon, at the bottom, the road will split to the right and to the left. Take the left track and 1/4 of a mile from the turn you will see the tower on the right.

Protection 

Blue aliens to a 4 camalot. At the base of the route, you can see the sizes you should need. A couple of wires or tie-offs for two studs. 20-ish quickdraws.


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View on the approach to the tower.
BETA PHOTO: View on the approach to the tower.
Matt doing his Eagle impersonation.  This is a vie...
Matt doing his Eagle impersonation. This is a vie...
Maura Hahnenberger cleaning on the possible second...
Maura Hahnenberger cleaning on the possible second...
Maura Hahnenberger and Ben Folsom on the summit of...
Maura Hahnenberger and Ben Folsom on the summit of...

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By tenesmus
May 6, 2007

Now THAT would constitute a tower.
By Bill Duncan
From: Jamestown, CO
May 22, 2007

Yepper, and it's easy on the eyes, too.
By Ben Folsom
Oct 15, 2007

This tower is really beautiful. The climb is great and goes quick as much of it is a bolt ladder. There are still some tricky moves to contend with which add some excitement on the climb. Nice Job John Glime and great find! Maura Hahnenberger and I climbed this tower on Oct. 13th, 2007 and I am pretty sure we did the second ascent. Great tower, nice climb and great summit. I guess the only drawback was the 30 or so four wheelers that came by while we were on the summit. They were all nice though and waved at us up there. I can't be too hypocritical since I drove my truck down there too.
By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 3, 2012
rating: C2

Very cool tower in a beautiful place. It would be popular if it wasn't at the bottom of a rough 4WD road.

The two hangerless bolts are a bummer. The first one doesn't have a nut, and you'd deck on a slab if the rivet hanger came off. It should be replaced, or at least bring a nut to thread on the bolt - looks like a 3/8" wedge bolt? The second hangerless bolt is pulling out, and should definitely be replaced.

I wouldn't have believed you could see traffic on the interstate until getting to the summit and seeing for myself. The trucks don't look real floating above the canyon rim.