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Routes in Nightmare Tower - West Face

Cornbread T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dreamweaver T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wrenched S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Elevation: 7,300 ft
GPS: 34.224, -116.944 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Aug 25, 2013
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The west side of Nightmare Tower is split several vertical crack systems and appears more broken than the south side. Wrenched (5.9) and Tri-tip and Corn (5.10a) are found on this side of the formation and worth a visit.

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Approach as for Sleepy Bear Tower but skirt that formation on the left side of the west face and head slightly up and right through some rocks and Manzanita bushes.

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Sean
Oak Park, CA
Sean   Oak Park, CA
there's only one bolted line of 4 bolts on the west face, up its center where Tri-Tip & Corn and Cornbread both start, with the upper two bolts on the narrow face btwn those two crack finishes. Cornbread's straight up finish is lichen covered and ho-hum. more fun to finish by staying just left of or up along those bolts, which coincides more with Tri-Tip & Corn. the drawn bolt line on the left side of this west face corresponding to Wrenched in Hidden Treasures East seems in error. that left side of the face looks barren and untraveled

2002 blue Hidden Treasures book lists only Tri-Tip & Corn where the line of 4 bolts now exists. it also shows an unnamed direct finish that evidently later became Cornbread. no mention at all of Wrenched Jul 12, 2017

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