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Routes in West (Center) Face

Hunting of the Snark, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mad Hatter S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Ripped Van Winkle S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Zee Wicked Witch S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Elevation: 8,008 ft
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Shared By: Anthony Stout on May 5, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

This area of the tower gets sun in early afternoon at summer time, and gets it early afternoon in the winter. A 70m rope is useful for most of these routes, though not necessary. If not used, the midway anchors must be used to descend the routes.

Routes continue from Goliath and continue left around the tower.

Getting There

Find the tower (duh!) and look for Goliath (the huge nose), and the routes to the wall to the left is the west face.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West (Center) Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 26
Zee Wicked Witch
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
The Hunting of the Snark
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 14
Mad Hatter
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 12
Ripped Van Winkle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Zee Wicked Witch
 26
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Hunting of the Snark
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Mad Hatter
 14
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Ripped Van Winkle
 12
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
There are three sets of chains on the West Face (to the right of the ones for Full Rubber Mission). I presume the ones on the right are for Zee Wicked and Ripped Van Winkle and the next ones to the left are for Mad Hatter. I don't know anything about the furthest left anchors. Can anyone clarify which starts/finishes correspond to which routes? Sep 21, 2012
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
The anchor in question has been there for a long time. I believe it was put in by Chris Grijavla. The line to it was not bolted at the time. This spring I headed up and started working on that line. With the intention of starting on the Hatter and heading straight up as opposed to moving right to the Jack Daniels pit stop, hopefully yielding a more continuous line. It however still needs a fair bit of cleaning through about 15 feet and this is over the trail so cleaning needs to be done when there is nobody around. Sep 22, 2012
Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
Thanks for clarifying, Lee! I hope the new line works out. Looks cool. Sep 22, 2012

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