Hide Out Tower
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|Type: ||Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 200 feet, Grade II|
|Consensus: ||5.9 C1 [details]|
|FA: ||Paul Ross and Layne Potter, June 12th 2006|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Submitted By: ||USBRIT on Jun 17, 2006|
Reaching the summit of Hide Out Tower
Starts at the right side of the tower where a hand crack leads up through a large alcove.
P1) Climb the hand crack to double anchors 50' 5.8
P2) Step out left and make a couple of aid moves into a groove system that leads into the center of the face. Double anchors above a slim flake that requires care when passing. 130' 5.8+ C1.
P3) This pitch is only about 25' and could be added to P2, but one may get bad rope drag. Move out left to a good ledge then back right past a bolt to the summit and double anchors. 25' 5.9.
Descent: One long rap from the summit.
From the I70 underpass take the right fork, another right fork at .5 miles(straight ahead is the Locomotive Mesa), and another right at .7 to a wire gate at 1.4 miles. The tower is in view to the right of the mesa straight ahead(Train Robbers Mesa). Past the gate take another right at 1.8, then at 1.9 go left on a less used dirt road. Drive .7 mile to a good camp site and a 5 minute walk to the foot of the tower
Standard desert rack . Two 60m ropes
P. Ross On first pitch Hide Out Tower