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Arjun working on the rap anchor after his bold gro...
Begin in the wide, somewhat crumbly crack that leads to a right leaning crack that leads to a short face section beneath the roof on the north face. Cross under the roof to the right and face climb on good rock past ample protection to the broken vertical crack to the top. Gear belay from a comfortable ledge. Then, belay your partner to the rap anchors which are placed on the north face directly above the beautiful arete that faces Proto Pipe. We will develop the arete and other cracks below the rap anchors soon.
Rap anchors have quick links and chain links in place.
Uphill from Tower One, it can be accessed by going up the gully directly uphill and slightly north. This tower shows up nicely in the area photo.
Double rack of cams to #4. If you have 2 #4's you can use one at the base and one at the top to protect the final crack, though neither are absolutely necessary as there are options (the ground up FA was done without them, but they'd be comforting).
Route topo not showing the lower crack part.
DAS coming up! A BD #4 would've been nicer than th...
The view to "Proto Pipe" and the south s...
After crossing under the roof to the right continu...
Face to base of the roof, crossing under the roof ...
Continue up this right leaning crack heading towar...
Begin in the awkward crack to the left of the lich...
DAS at the rap anchor, which is not the top of the...
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 23, 2013
Yeah Arjun and David!!!! This tower looks terrific!