This climb is no paradise. A dirty and difficult start leads to easier climbing. I jumped off the start a few times before I figured out the move to get up. All placements are solid, just don't forget to oppose your first piece after the traverse. The top part is only 5.7, but is the most worthwhile part of the route. This would be a good start to the routes on the Watchtower proper, if you don't want to hike up.
Climb the crack in the arÍte left (East) of Extreme Unction to a ledge. Traverse towards the chimney and head up another crack towards the Watchtower. There is a sling with a ring at the top. I would recommend walking off or rappelling from the chains on a neighboring route.
Standard trad rack, a blue TCU protects the traverse.
|By Todd Green|
From: SLC, UT
Jun 24, 2010
Couldn't find a sling with a ring on this. There was a bit of torn webbing; perhaps that is all that is left. I used the Extreme Unction anchors to rap.
|By Josh Triplett|
From: Bountiful, UT
Jun 22, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
I followed and cleaned this today. My buddy had to set up a funky anchor using the huge chock stones up at the top. I ended up just doing a sketchy walk off. Never saw any real anchors up there. Okay route though. Tough start if you're not one for hand jams and a fun finish, but not much in the middle.