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Yellow Belly T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
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Shared By: Trevor Bowman on Jun 23, 2008
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Description

The showpiece pinnacle of the group, this is a beautiful free-standing tower, which is quite sizeable (height and circumference) for a dolomite spire. It is about 90' tall on the shorter aspects, and maybe 115' on the tallest face. The faces run from near-vertical to slightly overhanging, with only one obvious weakness allowing a surprisingly moderate route up such an imposing formation. The summit is a spacious island in the sky.
On the first ascent, we were surprised to find a fresh, gnawed-on pair of tiny fawn legs on the highest point from some bird of prey.
The name comes from the abundant yellow-bellied marmots lounging and chirping in the boulder fields around the pinnacle.

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Follow the hiking directions on the area overview. The route starts on the downhill face.

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