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BETA PHOTO: Tomahawk Tower: Route follows crack on right side...
The Tomahawk is a two pitch tower, Second pitch is worth the walk, very cool. Thin to small hands to OW to hands to very cool roof move, use slings and watch your rope drag and you can cruise all the way to the summit for a good gear anchor.
First pitch is thought provoking Sedona face climbing past three bolts two old and rust one new and shiney! Build an anchor on the spacious ledge. Very cool rap off the back off of good anchors 2x60m to the ground, bummer to have to carry two ropes but unless you want to engage in Bandaloupe shenanigans to try to get to some anchors off way off the rappellers left you gotta have em.! Speaking of lower anchors on the back side two routes are over here in the shade, one small hands to fingers and the other some sort of bolted weirdness, both to bolted anchors. Yippee
If you're moving quick you could hammer out Tomahawk, cruise back down to the drainage and scamper up Alladins lamp.
Route is East facing, lots of sun, follow Brins mesa trail about 30 minute and hop into very prominent drainage on the left side of the trail. If unsure scramble up one of the hills on the right to get an eye on the tower. Follow the main drainage all the way till you hit slick rock and follow path of least resistance up to base of route. Look for three bolts up to a ledge than arching thin hans to ow to roof. Sweet!
Rap off the back from great anchors 2x60 to get off.
Pro doubles from .4 up to 3 camalot, one four, perhaps 3 each .75, 1, and 2 camalot, set of nuts, some slings
May 16, 2009
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
P1: Easy but a bit scary for me. P2: Super fun crack, harder but well protected. All in all a great route on a nice tower.
From: Santan Valley, AZ
Nov 1, 2013
This route is easily done in 1 pitch. Having said that the first pitch is quite heady from the start, meaning a less than optimal landing incase you don't make it to your first gear placement. Thou not to difficult, it is fairly beta intensive. A key for me was a left handed underling at the bolts. I first missed it and got wigged out and sat on the second bolt. The splitter corner is steep, pumpy and incredibly good climbing. One to come back for!
Jan 29, 2016
Great climbing on quality rock . The second pitch was much steeper than it looked from the ground . If you have a seventy throw the rope right back over the route and you can hit the ground in one rap and the rope pulls fine.