Type: Trad, 600 ft (182 m), 5 pitches
FA: Jorge Urioste, Joanne Urioste, & John Williamson - 1978
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Dec 31, 2002 · Updates
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A great, easy romp with 5 quality, consistent pitches. Start well around the left side of Rose Tower, up a gully of sorts at the base of a big corner/ramp.

P1: Begin at a rounded buttress just up and left from a deep recess. Climb slabby rock with sparse pro to a narrow alcove with a sandy floor and huecoed wall.

P2 & 3 (link): Climb straight up nice, exposed cracks just right of the major, right-facing corner, and then step back left into the corner at the top, promptly arriving at a cramped belay perch on the left. This pitch is 200' long.

P4: From the belay, traverse right 10 feet, follow juggy rock up and gradually right into a left-facing corner (or stay on the face). Continue up, being careful not to go too high, and move around to the right onto the south face of the Rose Tower to a spacious belay ledge.

P5: Climb up off the belay at a weakness and traverse right across a slab and up into the massive left-facing dihedral. Continue up this until it ends, then scramble off right and up to the top.

Descent: From the summit scramble off the back of the tower (two short downclimbs may require a spot). From here drop down and right into the Olive Oil Descent Gully (the gully to climber's right of The Rose Tower). Follow this all the way down.

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Standard Rack.