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Ascending Order T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
At Fault for Chattery S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Basalt and Battery S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Chossy Achievers T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Cool Water Sandwich S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Crash Test Blondes T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Electrocuticles S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
F.A.T.A.L. S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fenced In T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Foul Play T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Franklin's Tower (originally submitted as G-Spot) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
G-Spot (originally submitted as Power of Tower) T,S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Gruesome Groove (Pass the Basalt, Please)? S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Insult and Flattery S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Klimbink is Verbolten S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
NIMBY T,S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
No Gumbies S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
POS Dihedral T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Polar Sandals S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rubber Biscuit S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slot to Trot T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Solar Panel S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Stickin' It To The Man S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ugly Stick S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Unknown? S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wagoner's Way T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Winter Warmer S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad
FA: Mark Pell
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Shared By: Chris Cavallaro on Dec 31, 2000
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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.


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. . . CO
  5.9 R
nruea   . . . 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
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
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
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