Belfry Tower. Hells Bells.
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Routes in The Weasel Formation
|Belfry Tower. Hells Bells. T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1|
|Belfry Tower. Brits in the Belfry T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1|
|Devastator Tower T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Horus Tower T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1|
|Little Weasel Spire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1|
|Live Free or Die Tower T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2|
|Ozymandias T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2|
|Rooster, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2|
|Sodizin Tower. Bat out of Hell. T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1|
|Worse the Heat, the Better the Beer, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2|
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 360 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Paul Ross, Andy Ross, and Layne Potter|
|Page Views:||1,108 total, 6/month|
|Shared By:||USBRIT Ross on Mar 12, 2003|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThe route climbs the south face of Belfry Tower. See photo of tower on the Brits in the Belfry route.
P1) The first pitch follows a good crack system to the top of the pillar down left of the summit. The crack goes over a short roof at about 30'. Follow cracks and grooves past a couple of blocks(2 bolts) to a perfect 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" finishing crack. 160' 5.9 C1. The second followed this pitch free at about 5.11+ apart from a short wide section above the first overhang.
P2) A short easy pitch to a ledge at 35'.
P3) Move down left and then back right to a crack that leads to belays below an overhanging 5" crack. 60' 5.8.
P4) Aid the awkward crack for about 25' and then easier climbing leads into the belfry. 50' 5.6 C1.
P5) Climb the short sqeeze chimney on the north side. 30' 5.7 (this is last section of pitch 3 of Brits in the Belfry).
Descent: Rap down Brits in the Belfry.
FA: Paul Ross, Andy Ross.(var leads), and Layne Potter