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Tilted Tower 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Michael Walker on May 25, 2002

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Gary Schmidt on the Tilted Tower at the Monastery


One of the first routes encountered at the Monastery, this easy route is right on the main trail and can be added to the day's tally without hardship; a solid star just for the view of climbers on Tabula Rasa below with Long's Peak as a backdrop.

As you approach the Monastery from the main trail you will pass the Guardian, a pair of obvious, steep bolts routes on your left, and then enter the Vestibule proper where the rock walls narrow and the slope drops away. The Altar (Tabula Rasa) comes into view as you descend - begin to look for the Tilted Tower. On the right, a section of the wall will form a wide pillar (the Tilted Tower) that appears to lean back up the hill. The Tilted Tower route follows the left arete of this pillar.

Climb 20' of easy rock along a well featured arete to the first bolt, then follow buckets past three more bolts. The "crux" is above the fourth bolt.


4 QDs and something for the two cold shuts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Gary Schmidt, photo by Willie Domago, on Tilted To...
Gary Schmidt, photo by Willie Domago, on Tilted To...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian getting to the crux.
Brian getting to the crux.

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By Bruce Hildenbrand
Oct 13, 2015

Dale Haas and I replaced the two cold shut hangers at the anchor with SS Fixe hangers. We added SS quicklinks and SS rings for rappel. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - provided the hardware for this effort. They appreciate your support.

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