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Gun Tower 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
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Submitted By: Taylor Roy on Jul 11, 2012

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Description 

You will find multiple cruxes and lots of big, yet disappointingly pumpy holds on this steep, left trending route.

Pull on and immediately do one of the hardest moves to a huge jug. Keep moving left along a cobble rail negotiating some small roofs and overlaps. Clip the very long draw, and continue moving left to the last decent rest below the final crux. A couple of lateral moves on smaller holds gets you to better holds which lead to the chains.

Beware of sharp carabiners on this one. Gun Tower is a very popular warm up for the harder routes and the combination of rope drag, and high traffic cause these carabiners to wear quickly.


Location 

On the left side of the cave. Look for an obvious left trending rail. Just right of Neptune's Spear, which has black hangers.


Protection 

Bolts and a two bolt anchor.



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By Spencer Anderson
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 16, 2012
rating: 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

One of the hardest 12c's I've ever done. Couldn't really find the rest before the crux at the end.

By dyager
From: Fort Collins
Aug 17, 2012
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

found the rest, and it was still hard....
great route that makes you fight till the end!