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Aristeia T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

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A knife-edge fin of excellent featured granite. The near-horizontal summit ridge provides a wild traverse. Unlike the sharp summit pinnacles of the nearby Middle and South Towers, the North Tower doesn't have a summit in the strict sense. Despite appearances from the valley below, the steeple-shaped apex that looms over the choss gully separating the North from the Middle isn't necessarily higher than other points on the summit ridge. However, we used this as the arbitrarily designated "summit" simply because it was the culmination of the ridge traverse and seemed a logical conclusion to the route.
Just a caveat...if you're into definitive summit outings you'd be better off hitting up either of the neighboring spires, but if you like a route with a sense of whimsy, Aristeia may prove entertaining.

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