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Routes in Sport Land

Clean Sweep T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Face Off S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Generous Donation S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hard Times S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Nick Of Time T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sidekick S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Stayin' Alive S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tag Team S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Toe The Line S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Total Eclipse S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Up and Left - Lone Unknown Route S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Description

Sport Land is the east face of Tonnere Tower, so-named because it is the main sport-climbing area on the crag. All the bolted routes here are sport routes: if you see a bolted line, you can be assured that it is a sport route and no gear will be needed.

Outstanding routes include Stayin' Alive, Sidekick, and Tag Team.

The routes in Sport Land were intentionally created as sport climbs, to provide an area for moderate, multi-pitch routes where only quickdraws are needed. Some of the routes can also be protected with trad gear, either partially or totally (Total Eclipse, Sidekick, Stayin' Alive). If you prefer to place gear, bring your trad rack and see how many bolts you can skip. If you prefer to clip bolts, bring your quickdraws. Either way, have fun climbing!

The east face of Tonnere Tower gets sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon, making it a good afternoon/early evening destination on hotter days, and a good morning destination on cooler days.

There are six two-pitch sport routes and two one-pitch sport routes here, ranging in difficulty from 5.8 to 5.11. There are two trad routes here as well: a 5.6 corner with a wide crack (Nick of Time) and a 5.9 hand crack pitch on the upper wall (Clean Sweep).

The routes from left to right:

0. Up and Left - Lone Unknown Route, 10-, 1p, 65', bolts.
1. Toe The Line, 10, 2p, bolts. Arete on east face.
2. Generous Donation, 11-, 1p, bolts. Headwall left of P2 of 1.
3. Tag Team, 10+, 2p, bolts. Slabs and overhangs right of 1.
4. Total Eclipse, 10-, 2p, bolts. Line R of 3.
5. Sidekick, 10+, 2p, bolts. Face right of 4.
6. Nick Of Time, 6, 1p, gear. Corner with wide crack.
7. Hard Times, 11=, 1p, bolts. Steep face starting partway up 6/8.
8. Face Off, 8, 1p, bolts. Face right of 6
9. Stayin' Alive, 10-, 2p. bolts. Arete right of 8.
10. Clean Sweep, 9, 1p, gear. Cracks right of P2 of 9.

Getting There

Cross the creek via the tyrolean, or wade or hop rocks if the water level is low enough.

Once across the creek, go to the tree on the far side of the tyrolean, and follow a path up left through the woods to a talus field. Climb up the talus, following cairns, to the rock wall. Head left on a path next to the wall, and turn right up the hill on a steep dirt path below the east face. After a few minutes, the prominent east arete (Toe The Line) will loom above you on the right.

Continue up a bit past the east arete, and then traverse right on a dirt ledge to get to the start of the east face routes. This ledge is exposed, so be careful. You might want to gear up before traversing out on the ledge. There are belay anchors on the ledge at the start of every route.

This approach takes about 15 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sport Land

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 113
Total Eclipse
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 232
Stayin' Alive
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 115
Toe The Line
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 129
Sidekick
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 52
Generous Donation
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Total Eclipse
 113
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Stayin' Alive
 232
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Toe The Line
 115
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Sidekick
 129
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
Generous Donation
 52
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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