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Routes in Light Bender Tower

Light Bender T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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The Light Bender Tower aka Brian's Buttress, is the cleanest and most splitter multi pitch feature on the entirety of the WOE! The first known efforts to master this formation began early 2015 by local Urban Legend Crusher Brian Spiewak, after finding what seemed to be this 600' pillar of an arete to the sky on google earth. After a quick recon and several partners later, he struck gold by conquering the three most significant lines on the formation!!!

Getting There

Same as the rest of the WOE. Just pass the Manta Buttress you will be confronted with a mini 40' tall slab, separating the base of The Manta Butt and The Light Bender jetting out into the gully. Just beyond this the Bitchen Arete to the sky will appear with a large old growth evergreen growing directly off from its base. Welcome to The Light Bender!!!

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Tried the arete and the direct and both seemed a little contrived. The arete was cool but was confused why the line didn't fire straight up the whole arete rather then doing the step over. Also there was a cool looking arete in the second pitch not bolted that looked like it would be fun. 2 days ago
2nd pitch is fun and goes clean on gear at 5.9. There is also a fun 3rd pitch after the Arete ends!
As for the contrived nature described for P1?
It’s an Arete with two alternate starts doesn’t get more contrived than that I suppose??? 1 day ago
Brajs, I added the route here:

mountainproject.com/route/1… 1 day ago

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