Avg: 3.1 from 105 votes
|Type:||Sport, 50 ft|
|FA:||First Lead Steve Sangdahl and Jack Klein ca. 1981 (trad w/ 1 pin)|
|Page Views:||6,111 total · 37/month|
|Shared By:||Jay Knower on Aug 18, 2004|
|Admins:||Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE|
DescriptionThis is the main route up the center of the tower behind Y-Crack Wall.
A hard start gives way to easier climbing, angling leftward to the corner (it is harder than 5.10a to bypass the corner and continue straight up). The bolts eventually bring the climber back out on the narrowing face. Here the climbing is very special: the holds become patina-like, and the lichen stands out in technicolor splashes.
Upon completing the route, the climber is treated to one of the best summits in Wisconsin (behind Cleo's Needle, of course). From the small point of the tower, the climber can look out to the Petenwell Lake area or gaze with wonderment at the harder routes on Y-Crack wall. A rap from the two bolt anchor completes the experience.