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Red Rocket Tower- Afternoon Delight 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a C1 PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 260', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a C1 [details]
FA: Samy Jr., Matty P, Willy P, Beny K, spring 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bill Grasse on May 30, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: The splitter.

Description 

Pitch 1:
There appears to be many different options on pitch one, but the ultimate goal is to get on the big ledge about 50-60 feet up. All options seemed pretty loose. We climbed a line a little to the left, the second half of which was walking up a sandy ramp in a chimney. Two bolt belay. 5.7 70'.

(Note: The anchor on top of pitch 1 was there before us. There was no anchor on top of the tower.)

Pitch 2:
Climb the obvious splitter(will go free at mid 5.12?). After the crux in the first 30' the difficulty eases but the quality of rock diminishes. Continue to the top. 5.11+, C1 190'.

Rappel the route.


Location 

This tower sits to the Northwest of the junction of Hwys 313 and 191. At the corner of the obvious cliff band sits the tower, with a splitter running up its Southeast face. This tower only reveals its self if you drive north of the junction on 191 and look back.


Protection 

The second pitch is long. Desert standard rack, extras in .4-3 camalots. Two 60 meter ropes.



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By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Jun 2, 2011

Nicely done Billiam.