Type: Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: Dave Gallagher, Jack Morehead '56
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on May 23, 2001
Admins: Peter Gram, Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

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Access Issue: June Voluntary Climbing Closure and Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

An excellent route that is the probably the easiest way to the top of the tower. Both pitches are long and fairly sustained, and the second is easily one of the best moderate hand cracks on the tower.

Follow the Ramp around a prominent corner. You'll see a nice double finger crack in a dihedral(Soler), a bush crack(Todtmoos), and then this beauty.

Pitch 1 starts out as face climbing with good gear to a wide crack. Thrash up the wide crack(crux) to a semi-hanging belay. 165' 5.7

Pitch 2 climbs the beautiful hand and finger crack to the Meadows. This is one of the finest easy pitches on the tower. 150' 5.6

An easy but exposed scramble up the 4th class Meadows gains the top, and use the Meadows rappels to descend.

Protection

Standard rack, extra 3-4.5" cams. The wide part is hard to protect without several #4 Friends and a #4 Camalot.

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