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Routes in Wind Tower - SW Face

Calypso Direct Start T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Across The River From Butt Hair T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Bomb, The T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Boulder Direct T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Breezy T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Calypso T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Calypso Direct T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Day 444 T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Erickson's Wide Crack T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
G.Y. Dihedral, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Governor's Climb, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Hard-Up T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
I Did It My Way T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Jimmy Cliff T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Left Out T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c R
Lemmings T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
My Own Way T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X
No, Do it My Way T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Raisin Bran T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Rastaman Roof T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Recon T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Reggae T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Roofed Out T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Salvation T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Stagger T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R
Tagger T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tigger T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tigger Plus T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Variety T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
West Overhang T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wind Ridge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wind Tower Slab T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
Type: Trad, TR
FA: Pat Ament, early 1970s
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Shared By: Tony B on Dec 7, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Find the first pitch of Tagger via the route description on the page for that route. From below Tagger's first pitch, look slightly left to see a seam and right-facing feature fron the ground. This feature diagonals up and right to join Tagger from the left, under that the Tagger roof (pitch 1). Climb the face and seam/flake to up under the roof, where the cracks join, then follow as for Tagger.

The line is not very independent and is not very noteworthy, but for the mind game of committing to the small moves on little gear.

Protection

Small pieces + standard rack. This can be TR'd from anchors above P1 of Tagger.

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Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
I think this is NOT the standard start to Tagger as Bryson suggests but rather this is further left, just right of Across the River From Butt Hair. There is a line that enters a right facing corner, moves left the the rib that separates ATRFBH and this route, and then continues up the right side of the rib to the final hard moves of P1 of Tagger. I haven't led this yet, but have TR'd it 4 or 5 times. Gear would be mediocre until you get established on the rib at which point you can "cheat" and get some gear on ATRFBH. This and P1 of ATRFBH are worth doing on TR after doing P1 of Tagger. Mar 4, 2007
This variation which seems to have become the standard start to Tagger has never felt any harder than 5.9 to me and it protecs pretty well especially if you have some Ballnuts......... Jun 19, 2002