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Tower Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Fritz Wiessner, 1933
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Feb 22, 2006

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Description 

The left-hand corner above Wiessner Slab.

Fritz did this in mountain boots with a crappy rope tied around his waist. Climbers with poor crack technique think this is really hard!

Protection 

#2, #3 Camalots + some smaller stuff.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Keith Hoek leads.
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By Paul Crowder
Apr 5, 2006

Steep but short, strenuous but well protected. One of a handful of very nice ways to the top of the crag from the top of the Wiessner Slab. A short winter afternoon spent climbing Wiessner's and then Tower Crack in plastic mountaineering boots, on lead, is an exciting diversion from Connecticut's uneven ice climbing conditions.
By Steve Marr
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 16, 2006

Nice route. I would agree with everything Paul says - steep, short, and strenuous. The crack is actually smaller than it appears from the ground, and protects well with a couple stoppers and some medium-sized cams. Makes a great exit pitch off Wiessner's Slab.
By SpencerB
May 19, 2014

Just climbed this and it felt hard to me. I was glad I had a #4 sized cam and probably would have placed a #5 if I had had one.

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