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Triton Tower 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 360', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Brian Spiewak
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Submitted By: PDF on Jun 21, 2006

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Climb that climbs the obvious tower of the left wall. The first pitch is 5.8 and goes to the base of the big roof. The second pitch goes out the roof to the right via bolts (10d). The third pitch goes up and left up the Triton Tower (11a). The Third pitch has a very short crux which is well protected.



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Fred Maki leading P3 of Triton Tower.
Fred Maki leading P3 of Triton Tower.
On second Pitch of Triton Tower
On second Pitch of Triton Tower
Fall on 5.11 pitch of Triton Tower
Fall on 5.11 pitch of Triton Tower
JD savors the short second pitch traverse
JD savors the short second pitch traverse
2nd pitch
2nd pitch
No monkey business
No monkey business
the fun traverse
the fun traverse
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By mschlocker
From: San Diego, CA
Sep 4, 2006
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Traverse pitch (2) is very memorable. No difference leading or following this one, except you get to watch somebody else do it first when following. The tightest bolted pitch at the wall yet still the scariest I have been on. I guess my worry was how I would get back on the climb if I fell. Pitch 2 sets this route apart from all other routes at the wall, and is worth your while.

By tony grice
Dec 13, 2006

Fun tightly bolted sport climbing.
No goofing off on this one.

By KraigP
Nov 22, 2008

An awesome route. I loved leading the second pitch, I can't wait to do it clean next time. An awesome set of well protected and exposed pitch with nothing under you but a large drop. So much fun! A must do!

By AlexK
Mar 12, 2012

For the most part, this route is pretty easy. The hard parts last less than 30 feet in total, although this climb still gets three stars for the exposure. After all the great slab climbing, you may have a hard time transitioning to jugs with poor feet, which partially contributes to the grade.

My partner and I chose to end the first pitch at the intermediate rappel station so that the second pitch is more than just a ten foot traverse.

By Jim Kelly
Dec 22, 2013

Linked the first two pitches together. Leader had some good rope drag on the traverse but was manageable. Traverse was fun but the third pitch was money.

By Chris G.
From: San Diego, CA
Feb 23, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Fun route. I found that the 10d traverse was far more technical than the 11a face. My girlfriend is a strong climber but found this route was harder due to her reach. Finishing up the 5.7 arete is amazing, a classic on ECM for sure.

By Ryan-G
From: San Diego
Apr 1, 2014

Another great route at ECM. From below p2 looks like a throw-away, access pitch but its really fun, if short. bouldery - jugs?, maybe for some - and maybe more technical than p3 but p3 gets the pump on. Great route.