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Tower Line 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Chris Miller
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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006

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Description 

Start at a crack/seam right of the arete. This leads to a long leftward span move (crux) followed by another long move to gain the horizontal/ledge. Move left again up a steeper face section, then into the handcrack which is followed to the top. Good climbing and well bolted.

Protection 

12 bolts, coldshut anchor


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By Howie Stern
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Dec 22, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

The move down low doesn't seem that difficult...The crux to me as I remember(it's been about 10 years since I did the second ascent) was the upper section after the ledge...Really good route, varied climbing...
By Lurker
Dec 3, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

One of the best routes I've done in the gorge. Super solid rock and aesthetic movement.