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Cottonwood Wash
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The Bant 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mike Baker and Leslie Henderson?
Season: year round, spring and fall are best
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Submitted By: S.Mckinna on Jan 31, 2011
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Description 

This route climbs the south face of a small tower. It has fun laybacks to a bolt protected mantle to gain the top. The second should be aware of the pendulum if they were to fall at the mantle.


Location 

The tower is noticable as you drive to the parking spot. From where you park walk 1 mile up the trail/road and it will be seen along the eastern cliff band.


Protection 

aliens, TCUs, 1 and 2 camalots. Anchor is on the east edge and may need new webbing.



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A view of the south face with The Bant.
BETA PHOTO: A view of the south face with The Bant.
Hope the rope doesn't land in cactus!
Hope the rope doesn't land in cactus!
Me loving finger locks and hand jams.
Me loving finger locks and hand jams.
The rap
The rap
Up at the mantle.
Up at the mantle.
Moving up.
Moving up.
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By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
Mar 21, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this little tower, it's one of the best single-pitch towers I've done, and at a modest grade! Great fingers/tips locks and hands, stemming/laybacking, a bouldery finish...the rock was the best I've seen around Bluff, the climbing engaging for the grade, the summit nice...the only downside was that the rappel anchor (positioned to rap off the overhanging east side for a nice free-hanging ride) runs the ropes over a soft, low-angle bulge which is very grooved out from the few previous pulls. If I was headed back up it, I'd strongly consider bringing a kit to move the anchor.