The Things We Do For Love
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Trying to find a way to get directly to the cracks...
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
This route packs a fair punch in its 100 feet. Begin at an overhanging crack on the right side of the tower. (when viewed from the road)
Pitch one Climb awkward C2 off the ground on less than stellar rock to a left facing corner. Continue up the corner to the notch at C2/A1. The anchor situation here is grim. There is a faded sling attached to what is presumably an anchor at the notch but the anchor itself is buried beneath a pile of rock and dirt that has fallen on it since the FA. I built an uninspiring anchor and decided to just clip it and continue on to the top. I had major rope drag so plan accodingly.
Pitch Two Climb up and right past a bolt and a piton to a horizontal crack system that takes you out onto the face and leads to the summit. C2
Standard Desert Rack
A few baby angles? (in case any fixed pins are missing)
A couple screamers
Lisa Foster on the first pitch of The Things We Do...
It's a good day if it looks like this when you rap...
By Ben Kiessel
Aug 13, 2013
Matt and Bill did the FFA of this tower via Sam's first pitch variation up the chimney which obviously had already been freed. The second pitch went at 5.11c. After they came down I toproped the original first pitch and felt it was 5.11b.