Type: Trad
FA: Mark Pell
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Shared By: Chris Cavallaro on Dec 31, 2000
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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details


This is a great climb immediately to the right of Solar Panel. Start up an easy face, to a prominent thin crack which takes TCUs. Above this crack, you will see a roof with one bolt on it. I gave it an S rating, as the pro between these two points is hard to come by, besides a few tricky nut placements. Above the roof the climbing eases to a two-bolt anchor.


Wires to #4 Friend.


It's only 5.8 but more serious than the Golden Cliffs standard -- be careful if this is your limit. The moves felt more "trad-like" than typical GC edging, too. All of which makes this a good small adventure. Apr 6, 2002
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
  5.8 R
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
  5.8 R
Unless you brought a quiver of RPs, this is an R rated lead. There is only one bomber piece of gear in the first 35ft. Jan 11, 2010
I put up this route in 1994, and the correct name is 'Franklin's Tower.' It has however come to be known over the years as 'G-Spot' while its much harder companion to the right which shares a common top belay is now known incorrectly as 'Power of Tower.' The right-hand route is the true 'G-Spot', so everyone make that correction in your personal guides if this kind of thing matters to you. There was never any such climb as 'Power of Tower' which I think would be a lame name anyway. Check the comments for 'Power of Tower' for more information on what is actually the true 'G-Spot' route. So remember - the 5.8 on the left is 'Franklin's Tower' (named by a Deadhead friend from Boulder who was listening to concert tapes at the base of the route), and the much harder route on the right is the real 'G-Spot,' and there is NO 'Power of Tower.' Got it? Read it again to make sure. This confusion apparently resulted from a problem with Peter Hubbel's notes as he was editing his 1995 guide to Boulder sport climbing. Thanks for this opportunity to confuse everyone even further. Mar 1, 2013
. . . CO
  5.9 R
Citsalp   . . . CO
  5.9 R
Sand-bagger delight. 5.9. Gear: wish we had some Lowe-balls and RPs. . . bring smallest Aliens. This climb should be rated "S". Neat route that felt like desperate Eldo 5.9.

(Source: scared, weak climber.) Feb 17, 2014
Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
  5.8+ PG13
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
  5.8+ PG13
Felt like 5.9 R on onsight lead, then felt like fun 5.8 on toprope to retrieve a stuck nut. Needed more small wires, because that's almost all you can use in the lower half and as soon as you place one you need that same size again higher up. Once you pass the bolt halfway up, the pro is great, and the climbing is easy. Dec 19, 2017