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Routes in No Thoroughfare Canyon

Acrylic Tower T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
Bobble Head Tower T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Butt Crack Tower T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ceramic Tower T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C0-1
Chocolate Corner T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cinco De Mayo T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crunch Time Tower T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Layback T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mosaic Tower T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Mosaic Tower - Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Nubbins to Nothing TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Over the Edge Spire-Child's Play T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Red Iguana T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown-aka the Hershey Kiss T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
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Description

This is a canyon whose lower section provides great ice climbing opportunities in the winter and good cragging routes further into the canyon during the summer. There are a few towers in the area as well.

Getting There

This is on the Lost Arrow Buttress of Upper No Thoroughfare Canyon. This is a challenging area to find from above (preferred). It is a long hike in from below 4+ miles. From the East entrance to the monument, go up Rim Rock Drive, go left on DS/East Glade Park Rd past the monument boundary. Park in a large pullout. Cross the road, hop the fence, head south 300+ yards. You may find a cairn. Find a drainage down with a large bowl at the top. You can rap this or downclimb, carefully 4th class to a tree above a tighter slot. Rap down here, pad the rope (or find significant rope wear later), reach a ledge. Find another tighter corner and rap to the ground. I recommend leaving the last 2 ropes fixed. Bring ascenders.

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