|Type:||Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|FA:||Steve Roach, 1991|
|Submitted By:||Jim McGuire on Jan 1, 2005|
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By Paul Jacobson
Feb 5, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
This is a great route. Different than most routes at the tower. Great slab using small face holds and cracks a holds. No crack technique needed! When I heard there was only 3 bolts I was a bit freeked, but there is plenty of places for stoppers. Give it a ride. There is great exposure on this one!
Feb 19, 2008
There are definitely better routes at the tower, don't waste your time.
Of the 30 routes I've climbed here, this one and the first pitch of dump watt are the bottom two on the list. (although i heard that 'dump watt' was popular, and much cleaner in the 80's.)
don't get me wrong: "even the bad routes are good", but there are WAY better lines to be climbed at the Devils Tower
From: Burlingame, CA
Jun 6, 2009
Agree this is bottom of the barrel face climbing at the tower, BUT:
1. It's moderate and thus accessible to more climbers
2. It's got a GREAT, airy, full-view belay at the top
3. Rappel that can be done with one 60m rope to the ramps
The view was probably one of the widest I got at the Tower (besides the top!).