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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, 200 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Paul Ross Andy Ross Layne Potter
Page Views: 132 total, 1/month
Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Mar 13, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

The blocky Sodizin(Indian name for a church)Tower is located at the far eastern end of the Weasel formation. The route climbs a corner system facing southeast.

P1) Start in a right facing corner with a wide and a slim crack that parallel each other. Follow the cracks to a short bolt ladder, and then up a wall and groove to a big ledge and natural belays. 100' 5.9 C1.
P2) Climb the 15' flake on the left. Step off this to the left then back right past two bolts, then continue to the col just left of the summit. 70' 5.9 A0. (Rap anchors on right)
P3) Short 30' pitch to the summit and a register.

Descent: 170' rap from the col. FA Paul Ross, Andy Ross (Alt leads), and Layne Potter.

Protection

Two sets of Friends from #.05 to one #6 . Stoppers . Two 200' ropes.

Photos

USBRIT Ross
Keswick Cumbria.UK
 
USBRIT Ross   Keswick Cumbria.UK
 
no known second ascent as of 2013 Jun 18, 2010
USBRIT Ross
Keswick Cumbria.UK
 
USBRIT Ross   Keswick Cumbria.UK
 
Discription to this formation , Weasel/Pinnacle is incorrect in the Desert Rock III guide . Should read . Drive 6.1 miles (NOT 2.2) south from the San Rafael River bridge to a road on the right (west ) with a cattle guard. Go 1 mile take road on right. Go 6/10 mile take road onleft . Continue 1.8 miles to end of road and camp site. Path to formation up talis to the right. Oct 12, 2004